Tanvi Misra

Tanvi Misra is a staff writer for CityLab covering urban demographics, inequality, and culture. Her work also appears in The Atlantic, NPR, and BBC.

Metro Incomes Rise, But Inequality Remains Stubborn

The new Census numbers are “a sign of sunshine, with some clouds.”

Even Liberals Can Be Refugee NIMBYs

A new study finds that a collective action problem plagues support for settling displaced people in America.

A little girl surveys the high water levels in Jacksonville after Hurricane Irma recedes.

The Poor in Irma's Path

In two Florida cities, we mapped where low-income communities live, and how they’re affected by flood risks.

The Perils of the Restaurant Jobs Boom

Growing food service jobs have come with applause in small cities like Little Rock. But for workers, it's a mixed bag—and potentially an unequal one.

Which States Have Most to Lose From DACA Elimination

The rollback of deportation protection for DREAMers—young people who were brought to the country illegally as children—is going to have an impact everywhere.

The Local Fight to Demilitarize the Police

How cities, counties, and local governments can stop their streets from becoming battlegrounds.

The Vulnerable Communities in Harvey's Path, Mapped

Aid organization Direct Relief has created maps using ESRI that show the poor, immigrant, elderly and disabled communities in harm’s way.

The South's Love for Confederate Street Names, Mapped

A new project tallies the streets named after Confederate leaders alongside those named after civil rights personalities.

'Anti-Sanctuary' Cities Continue to Multiply Under Trump

Pardoning Joe Arpaio might accelerate the spread of a controversial immigration enforcement policy.

Where Robots Are Doing Factory Jobs

Almost half are clustered in the Midwest and South.

The Kushner Rent Gouging Lawsuit Highlights A Bigger Problem

“[It] speaks to the dire lack of enforcement in New York City, which is exacerbating our affordable housing crisis.”

Meet the 26-Year-Old Mayor Taking On Jeff Sessions

Michael Tubbs on being singled out by the DOJ, and his plan turn his city around.

Durham Protesters Topple Confederate Statue

The groups lassoed the bronze soldier to the ground.

Where The Need For Affordable Rentals Is Most Dire

For each extremely low income renter who gets assistance, 1.7 bear the burden of high market rents and deficient housing.

What This Salt Lake City Heatmap Tells Us About Drug Crime

The neighborhood's reputation is so bad that the county’s mayor recently went undercover as a homeless person.

A policeman stands guard by immigrant rights demonstrators in Chicago.

The DOJ's Perverse Response to Chicago's Sanctuary City Lawsuit

When Chicago announced it would sue over its sanctuary city crackdown, Justice Department officials launched a Trump-style attack in response.

59th Street - Columbus Circle.

What New York Subway Stations Actually Look Like

Subway stations’ complex tunnel systems are a mystery even to most regular riders. Architect Candy Chan’s new X-ray maps demystify the paths in and around them.

A child puffs on an inhaler in a living room

Why Residents of 'Black ZIP Codes' Can't Breathe

Your location determines your risk of asthma more than any other factor, new research finds

What Will Detroit Look Like in 2040?

On the 50th anniversary of Detroit’s civil unrest, a forecast for the challenges and opportunities the Motor City will face in the next few decades.

Why Some Women Don't Actually Have Privacy Rights

A law professor explores the reasons why women who need government assistance are forced to divulge intimate details of their lives.