What We Really Mean When We Say Gentrification
The focus on gentrifying communities has, in many cases, eclipsed the similar problems facing more stagnant neighborhoods.
New Mexico Communities Reflect on Racial Restrictive Covenants
Explicitly racist and exclusionary language remains embedded in many communities' restrictive covenants. State legislators and local leaders want to change that.
Planning and the 'Real Estate State'
A new book by Samuel Stein links planning to the causes of a global finance industry that values worldwide real estate at $217 trillion, or 60 percent of the world's assets.
A Reading List on Exclusion and Racism in the Legal History in the United States
The legal history of the United States is full of laws designed to exclude and segregate the racialized other. This reading list recommends scholarship that sheds light on that history.
Welcome to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station of the Future
But only if you drive a Tesla. Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time—30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers—so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger "rest stop" on I-5 in California.
Getting Creative to Reduce (or Increase) Beach Access
Communities and municipalities have deployed a surprisingly creative menu of policies to increase or restrict access to beaches. The Public trust doctrine, it turns out, is in the eye of the beach-holder.
Immigration Tied to Economic Success
City Observatory's Joe Cortright examines how immigration rates affect regional economic development. This research indicate that policies that exclude immigrants are not only mean, they are also stupid.
This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.