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.