The Architecture of Displacement

The Museum of Modern Art will host a new show on the global refugee crisis.


Boulder Will Host the First National 'YIMBY' Conference

More local-level policy wonks are saying “yes in my back yard” to density, transit, and change.

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Help the National Park Service Study Coyote Poop in L.A.

Scientists want to know what the animals are eating while surrounded by lots of concrete, cars, and people.

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Whose Side in the Housing Wars Would Jane Jacobs Take Up Today?

The renowned urbanist allegedly wrote a protest song against Robert Moses with Bob Dylan. She might not sing the same tune about preservation today.

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Raise the Minimum Wage, Reduce Crime?

A new White House report links higher hourly incomes to lower rates of law-breaking.

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Austin's Uber War Is the Dumbest One Yet

Ride-hailing apps are threatening to pull out of Austin if its residents don’t vote for their sponsored ballot measure.

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The Comeback and Competition of the Inner City

Two new studies explore the movement of businesses and people back to the city, but outside the central business district.

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Are 'Innovation Districts' Right for Every City?

“Labeling something innovative does not make it so.”

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Your Newest Reminder of the Wage Gap Is an Alarm Clock

The 79% Work Clock chimes to alert employees of the persistent pay gap in the U.S.

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Even a Tiny Savings Cushion Can Help Families Avoid Hardship

Families with even a small amount of savings are more able to endure income disruptions without relying on public benefits.

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U.S. Department of the Treasury Drops $1 Billion in the Fight Against Blight

That’s 50 million Harriet Tubmans.

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A Paris Neighborhood Is Suing the City for Leaving It Too Dirty

The area’s reputation for untidiness is long-standing, but change may be afoot.

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Comparing the Creative Economies of Canada, the U.K., and the U.S.

A detailed new analysis of three of the world’s top creative industries.

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The U.S. Hispanic Population Is 'Disproportionately' Young

Six out of ten U.S. Latinos are millennials or younger, the latest Pew Research Center analysis finds.


One More Reason Why Everyone Should Support D.C. Statehood

State preemption is noxious for cities, whether it happens to D.C., Charlotte, or Birmingham.

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How Tax-Prep Services Prey on the Poor

Big-name tax-preparation companies charge low-income customers big bucks to file for refunds that are simple to do without help.

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In a Week of Anguish, Some Austin Residents Turn on the Homeless

The arrest of a homeless man in the murder of a university student has the city split on how to ethically handle its homelessness crisis.

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Big Cities Are the Future of Global Consumption

A new study shows how the largest cities in Asia and North America will power the worldwide economy in the coming decades.

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$1 Million Won't Make You 'Financially Comfortable' in San Francisco

You need at least $6 million to be counted among the Bay Area’s wealthy, according to Charles Schwab.