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June 9, 2017, 5am PDT
In a free market, the richest neighborhoods would ordinarily be the most popular. But some well-off urban neighborhoods are actually losing population. Why?
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Blog post
May 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
In Zoned Out!, Tom Angotti, of City University New York (CUNY) tries to make the case against upzoning New York's neighborhoods (or at least its poorer ones).
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Blog post
May 11, 2017, 12pm PDT
Reports of New York's gentrification are sometimes exaggerated.
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Blog post
May 2, 2017, 5am PDT
In his new book, Richard Florida worries about segregation and redefines "the creative class."
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Blog post
April 21, 2017, 6am PDT
The growth of urban Jewish populations is more evidence that educated Americans are less hostile to city life today than they were in the late 20th century.
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Blog post
March 28, 2017, 2pm PDT
Some commentators argue that even if cities allow housing supply to expand, more permissive zoning will cause land prices to increase, causing rents to rise rather than fall. This post disagrees.
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Blog post
March 9, 2017, 1pm PST
This "livable cities" ranking considers transit, walkability, and bikeability.
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Blog post
February 23, 2017, 10am PST
Some evidence suggests that apartments lead to more greenhouse gas emissions per capita than houses. Does this mean that suburbs pollute less than cities? Probably not.
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Blog post
February 7, 2017, 5am PST
School vouchers might expand educational choice and thus make city life more appealing to middle-class families—but the most appealing versions of a voucher system are also the most costly.
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January 26, 2017, 2pm PST
The Trump Administration is sending out mixed signals on public transit issues. Why?
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