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Drawing A Line In The Sand: Fighting Or Accepting Gentrification

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 01.12.2017 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

It's not everyday that a city official sounds the alarm by claiming a city plan could "inadvertently displace tens of thousands" of New Yorkers from one neighborhood alone.

Ending "Code Talk" About Gentrification

Jared Green | Posted 11.17.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Brooklyn anti-gentrification network activists / Kirra magazine "When we talk about gentrification, there is a lot of 'code talk' that is often very ...

Airbnb Just Suffered A Major Loss In New York

Reuters | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved legislation on Friday that would place new regulations on online home rental companies like Airbnb...

Jane Jacobs: The Case For Diversity

Jared Green | Posted 10.21.2016 | Green
Jared Green

Jane Jacobs / The Jane Jacobs Estate "There is no way of overcoming the visual boredom of big plans. It is built right into them because of the fact ...

This Man’s Letter to His Passive-Aggressive Neighbors Is a Must Read

Lamar Dawson | Posted 10.10.2016 | Black Voices
Lamar Dawson

There are few things worse than dealing with complaining and passive-aggressive roommates and neighbors. When there’s an issue, reasonable adults ca...

Mining the States of City Minds: 6

John O'Kane | Posted 10.05.2016 | Los Angeles
John O'Kane

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism.

I left New York City and found more gentrification in the Dominican Republic @huffpostblog

The Establishment | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
The Establishment

When I think about the history of my family, it seems displacement is coded into our DNA. For centuries my people have been moving—the Jews fleeing ...

We Gon' Be Alright

Thought Matters | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Thought Matters

In We Gon' Be Alright, I look at some of the ways in which we have slid back toward segregation. To be sure, there has never been a time when we did not live separately.

Airbnb's Opaque City Tax Schemes Are Facing Fresh Scrutiny

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 09.29.2016 | Politics

NEW YORK ― As Airbnb enters into a flurry of voluntary tax agreements with cities across the country, one progressive advocacy group is trying to fi...

"Company Town": Who is Minding the Store

Michael Berkowitz | Posted 09.22.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Berkowitz

Deborah Kaufman and Alan Snitow's ambitious and energetic new film "Company Town" sounds the alert about threats of economic change to San Francisco. ...

White People Attending Public Schools is Newsworthy in Philly

Justin Cohen | Posted 09.14.2016 | Education
Justin Cohen

Internet controversy erupted Monday when published a story online about a local family who enrolled their two sons in a public elementary s...

This Food-Bro Is Gentrifying Vietnamese Pho

Khanh Ho | Posted 09.08.2016 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Bon Appetit just put out a viral new video, highlighting the work of a chef-owner...and, in the process, nearly wrecking his career. The chef is Tyler Akin--a bro with a five o'clock shadow and a telegenic soft-spoken demeanor who looks like he could totally hang out with you at a frat house kegger but totally object to the use of rohypnol.

AYFKM, Silicon Valley?

Edward Yaeger | Posted 09.02.2016 | San Francisco
Edward Yaeger

Wow, Silicon Valley, you might just be the worst. Land of opportunity. Idealized climate. Stanford University. Home to Google, Facebook, Apple, et al....

The Downsides of Gentrification: Displacement, Cultural Dismemberment, Death

Jorge Newbery | Posted 08.25.2016 | Impact
Jorge Newbery

Embed from Getty Images Sinatra's Hoboken is gone. The working-class port city where the blue-eyed Jersey crooner was born is now a costly exam...

Collaging Bed-Stuy At STooPS 2016

Christine Stoddard | Posted 08.22.2016 | Arts
Christine Stoddard

One of the downsides of gentrification is that neighborhood newcomers and long-timers rarely talk to each other. Jealousy, fear, timidity, resentment ...

Swizz Beatz, Playing Clean Up, Helps Developers Rebrand The 'Piano District'

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 08.22.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Shellyne Rodriguez, a member of Take Back The Bronx (Photo: Hypoallergenic) There's a controversy brewing in the South Bronx. For over a year, Bro...

On The "A" w/Souleo: Author Campaigns to Revitalize Langston Hughes' Home

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Courtesy: I, Too, Arts Collective For the last 20 years of his life the celebrated writer, Langston Hughes lived at 20 E. 127th Street in Harlem. Now...

Detroit Halts Its Decline

Jared Green | Posted 08.08.2016 | Impact
Jared Green

In Detroit, Michigan, there has been 50 years of continuous population decline. But that decline finally stopped this year, said Detroit mayor Michael Duggan, to rousing applause, at the Congress for New Urbanism, which met this year in this resurgent rust-belt city.

Who Are The Real Gentrifiers Of New York City?

Jonathan Westin | Posted 08.02.2016 | New York
Jonathan Westin

With the help of the city, the destiny of our neighborhoods has been tipped heavily towards powerful private interests. And the people of New York City continue to lose control of their neighborhoods.

Oakland Artists Take On Gentrification As Tech Boom Threatens Their City

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.01.2016 | Arts

As Oakland, California, undergoes massive changes, an art museum is calling on residents to speak out about being pushed from the city they call home....

Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.27.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

These are curious times. In Cleveland last week there was a strange gathering celebrating a narcissistic nativist who doesn't have a nice thing to say...

Summer, 2015: Oakland, CA

Tomas Mournian | Posted 07.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

The Summer of 2015, I often walked around Lake Merritt to buy groceries. The last segment of my journey took me under an freeway overpass. It was an enormous shadow made of pillars and concrete. Over my shoulder, water sparkled underneath a blue sky.

Dear Police, Black Communities Pay for Protection not Punishment

Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield | Posted 07.07.2016 | Black Voices
Michael Tomlin-Crutchfield

Anyone who has ever lived in New York City knows that summers can be brutally hot. With all of the concrete and apartment buildings where central A/C ...

Homeless in Seattle

Carolyn Ossorio | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Carolyn Ossorio

Have you heard of The Jungle in Seattle? The Jungle I'm referring to is a lawless homeless encampment along the elevated section of Interstate 5 that snakes into Seattle and has become the underbelly where hundreds of people live in tents and makeshift structures.

Stop Stealing Other Cultures For Fun

Zac Thompson | Posted 07.04.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

There is nothing fun about seeing your culture appropriated and owned by an affluent middle class. It's time we stopped this despicable process. We need to stop branding the ideals of displaced people as something edgy.