Tanvi Misra

Benjamin Sklar/AP

When Immigrants Push Up Housing Prices

Foreign-born U.S. residents have a profound effect on housing demand, property values, and racial segregation rates. But it’s not as simple as you might think.

Jur Oster & Vera van de Sandt

A Peek Inside Brazilian 'Love Motels'

These sanctuaries for the sex-deprived shed light on the various ways people find space for intimacy.  

Igarapé Institute

Where the 'Fragile Cities' Are

A new data visualization reveals the urban areas around the world that are struggling to keep it together.

Alan Diaz/AP

The Price of Mass Deportation

Trump wants to deport 11 million immigrants. Here are the likely economic consequences of that.

Noah Berger/Reuters

Black-White Wage Gaps Are Wider Than in 1979

Discrimination is a key reason why.

Fernando Romero Enterprise

Instead of Trump's Wall, Why Not a Binational Border City?

A Mexican architect has a utopian vision for a walkable city straddling the U.S.-Mexico border.

Richard Drew/AP

The Rise of 'Crimmigration'

Law professor César García Hernández talks about how America built a legal system that targets immigrants for profit—and how to take it down.

Lucy Nicholson/REUTERS

Yes, the Fair Housing Act Protects Non-English Speakers

It’s a proxy for denying access to housing on the basis of national origin, a new HUD guidance says.

300.000km/s/Izolyatsia Foundation

Gorgeous Maps of an Ugly War

A Barcelona-based mapping company has visualized the ongoing conflict in Ukraine in colorful, complex cartography.

Pew Research Center

Where Latinos Live Now

A new analysis by the Pew Research Center takes a deep dive into the changing geography of this much-discussed segment of the U.S. population.

Alasdair Rae/Nick Martinelli

Where Are Your City Limits?

An urban scholar is crowdsourcing city boundaries in this interactive world map to see what people include and exclude.

UCLA and UC Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project

Watching Los Angeles Gentrify

UCLA researchers have created an online tool to track how adding transit changes neighborhoods.

HERE/Oliver O'Brien

A Freaky Pulsating Map of London's Daily Tube Ridership

Cartographer Oliver O’Brien has visualized the changing volume of people coursing through the city’s Underground.

For Quick Housing Data, Hit Craigslist

Everyone’s favorite internet bulletin board can give researchers insights into regional trends.

Olalekan Jeyifousa

From a Nigerian-American Artist, a Modernist Mashup of Two Nations

Olalekan Jeyifous creates “architectural follies” from bits and pieces of the cities he knows and loves.

Eric Gay/AP

The Beginning of the End of Private Detention for Immigrants?

The Department of Homeland Security is rethinking its reliance on for-profit prisons. But it’s not enough.

Tanvi Misra/CityLab

On the Streets With a Newspaper Vendor Trying to Sell His Story

A walk with Robert Williams, who sells the Street Sense paper made by and for the homeless in Washington, D.C.

The Urban Institute

Got an Affordable Housing Crisis? Save the Cheap Housing You Already Have.

Researchers at the Urban Institute make the case for preservation instead of construction.