Can Cities Build Their Way to Housing Equity? A New Book Suggests Not.
Sam Stein's Capital City offers a blistering and persuasive critique of how real estate dominates city planning—to the detriment of most residents.
Is Landmarking a Tool of Gentrification or a Bulwark Against It?
From YIMBYs to NIMBYs, the Strand's recent historic preservation is a Rorschach test for activists of many stripes. Who's right?
Resisting Fascism Means Resisting the Gentrification of Politics
America's addiction to mindless sloganeering is enabling a significant threat. In a word, that threat is fascism.
'It's Not Just About Art—It's About Our City': Why Decolonize This Place Held a Nine-Week Protest at the Whitney
Two organizers from the organization that spearheaded the demonstrations in New York City discuss how their members' background in art and art history informed their nine-week action.
Could Adapting for Climate Change Make Inequality in Cities Worse?
In Boston, a new plan to make parks and infrastructure suited to the effects of climate change is raising concerns about so-called "green gentrification."
Congestion Pricing Passed in New York, but Can It Be a National Solution to Traffic?
The failure of the subway system provided political will for the policy, but it might be harder to rally support for congestion pricing in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Boston.
Amazon Headquarters Left New York, but Will Other Developers?
In Sunset Park, Brooklyn, residents are challenging a new development, charging it won't create jobs for those who currently live in the neighborhood.
Denver Looks to Curb the Rapid Spread of Gentrification
The mile high city's most historic and culturally unique neighborhoods are at risk of erasure due to the skyrocketing rents forcing out the local population.
Ford Is Upping Its Stake in Detroit's Downtown Revitalization
The company just announced its acquisition of the Michigan Central Station in downtown Detroit, an icon of the city's 20th-century glory days and its precipitous fall since.
How a Local Surf Break Became the Last Bastion of Old San Francisco
Fort Point, a novelty wave located underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, is a flash point in the ongoing struggle surrounding gentrification in the Bay Area.
Inherent Bias: Who Is Actually 'Welcome' at a Starbucks?
Starbucks doesn't need to close its stores for bias trainings. It needs to change its entire design so that it doesn't merely reflect the character of host neighborhoods, especially if that character is racist.
As Airbnb Moves In, Boston's Chinatown Sees Its Culture—and Demographics—Change
Short-term rentals are spreading through Chinatown, displacing residents and changing the culture of the neighborhood in the process.
To Combat Gentrification in Mexico City, Two Artists Invented a Patron Saint
Sandra Valenzuela and Jorge Baca created Santa Mari La Juaricua to bring attention to communities in the Mexican capital displaced by the influx of wealthier populations.