progressives

Social Distancing

Left-NIMBYism and COVID-19

The events of the past year shows that the law of supply and demand applies to urban housing, and that gentrification can, in fact, be subdued.

February 8, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

Robert Moses

On Progressive Impotence and an Obsolete Penn Station

In a deep dive into the sad state of the nation's busiest transit hub, Marc J. Dunkelman raises a dispiriting question. In their zeal to ward off future Robert Moseses, have progressives crippled government's power to carry out its job?

December 24, 2019 - Politico

Historic Preservation

Gentrification Mania!

Gentrification is apparently quite rare—so why do urban affairs commentators devote so much time arguing about it?

August 22, 2019 - Michael Lewyn

University of California

Homeless People and Expensive Housing Cause an Identity Crisis in Berkeley

The city of Berkeley is suffering the consequences of the urban revival—soaring housing costs and humanitarian crises don't reconcile with the city's famously progressive politics.

March 15, 2017 - The Guardian

Medical Marijuana Sign

Op-Ed: Regulation Has Urban Progressives Confused

According to Aaron M. Renn, left-leaning urbanists chafe against a regulatory culture their ideology supports. Favoring "regulation for thee but not for me," they want to bend the rules, but only for enterprises they like.

June 1, 2015 - City Journal

The Urban Election Onstage in Seattle

Chuck Wolfe comments on this week's mayoral election in Seattle, suggesting the pending populist model for New York City is already on display.

November 4, 2013 - myurbanist

Progressive Incoherence in 'Radical' Berkeley

Everybody's a progressive in Berkeley, right? As recent struggles over land use make clear, it depends on what you mean by "progressive."

August 5, 2013 - Dissent

The Politics of the Public Christmas Tree

Leon Neyfakh of The Boston Globe examines the unexpectedly cohesive political roots of the controversial civic symbol.

December 20, 2011 - The Boston Globe

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