By Zachary Green
As the United States grapples with the novel coronavirus, nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd insist the country must confront a second epidemic: Racism. Despite a longstanding belief that we are a nation divided, some say there…
Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin was born and raised in San Francisco, a city whose rapid gentrification he critiques in his work. Through his writing, Eisen-Martin seeks to “facilitate resistance” to a culture that he believes perpetuates domination of those who are…
Miami is one of the worst cities in the U.S. to live in when it comes to affordable housing, and residents pay among the highest share of their incomes on rent. But a recent plan endorsed by the city would…
By Alicia Menendez, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
In Portland, Oregon, a program called Right to Return aims to atone for the repeated displacement of thousands of African-American families from the city. Amna Nawaz and producer Mike Fritz explore how it's all playing out, as part of our…
By Amna Nawaz, Mike Fritz
By Trina Hamilton and Winifred Curran, The Conversation
Gentrification is not the only path for improving urban neighborhoods. A cleanup in Brooklyn and Queens offers another, more inclusive model that scholars have dubbed 'just green enough.'…
By Jennifer Hijazi
Street and public art is increasingly at risk of destruction as neighborhoods develop and gentrify. But new case law could protect public art in courts.
By Ivette Feliciano
The comedy tells the story of the three friends who struggle to stay rooted in their historically black and Latino community as it faces changing racial and class dynamics.
By PBS NewsHour, Sarah Clune Hartman
Attract members of the "creative class" to a city and they will create jobs and spur urban renewal. But that idea, championed by noted urbanologist Richard Florida, has a double-edged downside: increased economic segregation and less affordable housing. Economics correspondent…
By Arlene Lormestoire
“Deconstruction,” a new series of paintings by Patrick Eugéne, unveils the effects of gentrification within East New York, Brooklyn, where he grew up and still lives.
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