July 29, 2017, 11am PDT
Penny is an artificial intelligence program that detects affluence from space. It also lets users experiment with how different visual forms affect its perception of an area's wealth.
November 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
The false dichotomy of rich cities and poor suburbs is reductive and damaging.
January 13, 2016, 1pm PST
The suburbs most likely to prosper are those with wealth and/or walkability.
June 9, 2015, 6am PDT
Research from the Urban Institute identifies market and demographic trends that could mean a future housing market that will stand in stark contrast to the "subprime mania of the early 2000s."
March 16, 2015, 1pm PDT
Ben Brown wades into the wealth/income inequity morass to make a pitch for getting beyond "gentrification" squabbles and on to wealth-building strategies for the bottom 90 percent.
November 18, 2014, 7am PST
A new blog post from Jonathan Rothwell discusses the impact of neighborhoods on upward mobility.
July 30, 2014, 2pm PDT
An article on the Washington Post Wonkblog shows how deeply the real estate crash impacted the wealth of the Middle Class—now on the tail end of three lost decades.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
August 28, 2013, 12pm PDT
Fifty years ago today, participants in the March on Washington were seeking to narrow the economic gap between America's blacks and whites. After five decades, that gulf remains. Vauhini Vara explains how homeownership is partly to blame.
August 17, 2011, 10am PDT
Government contracts are filling the pockets of contractors in the Washington D.C. area and helping to create some of the nation's wealthiest neighborhoods.
September 4, 2009, 7am PDT
New world cities are emerging, and the "first truly urban century" will be shaped by the way increasing wealth is handled in places like Mumbai, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing, Sao Paulo and Dubai.