Beautiful Objects, Blighted SpacesJune 2016
The Future of Cities: The Chicago-based urban design team on rebuilding neighborhoods, gentrification, and the “magic” of Theaster Gates.
Built for HumansApril 2015
The sociologist on the role of the artist in gentrification, challenges to affordable housing, and the commodification of New York City’s loft lifestyle.
DW Gibson: Don’t Call This the East VillageMarch 2015
A squatter’s history of gentrification.
Forts and FugitivesMarch 2014
On the artistic transformation of a Nashville neighborhood.
Jay Walljasper: Are Bike Lanes a White Thing?October 2013
The future of bike lanes in African-American neighborhoods.
Rebecca Solnit: Welcome to the (Don’t Be) Evil EmpireJune 2013
How Silicon Valley is running the world, and destroying San Francisco.
Nick Shapiro: Dreamscapes of DispossessionFebruary 2013
What does the Southern Wild say about the tame north and the new New Orleans?
Rebel CitiesOctober 2012
Occupy Wall Street staged a rebellion against corporate corruption and economic inequality in Manhattan’s parks and streets, but the battle for the city began with nineteenth century electrification of Broadway.
Jay Walljasper: The Surprise Behind Detroit’s Emerging ComebackOctober 2012
Young people are making a difference in the cities they call home.
Natasha Lewis: The Grand Project of the OlympicsJuly 2012
What the top-down planning of the games will bring to East London: dispersal zones, rooftop missiles, and a giant shopping mall.
Roslyn Bernstein: Spying on RealityMay 2012
Larry Abramson reflects on Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and the upcoming 45th anniversary of the Six-Day War.