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Back in Graduate School at Cities for Tomorrow

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.25.2016 | 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.

This Politician Wants Congress To Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

A New York politician has an offbeat plan to combat the pressures of rising rents and displacement in his neighborhood: federally designated anti-gent...

An Open Letter To A Gentrifying Property Developer

Yuliana Salinas | Posted 06.27.2016 | Latino Voices
Yuliana Salinas

I hope that the next time you visit, email, or call a Latino family, you have a better speech prepared. "White" people are not the only people that deserve housing, and Latinos are not at the very least deserving of your unsolicited dry speech.

Mining the States of City Minds: 5

John O'Kane | Posted 06.21.2016 | 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 writi...

Gentrifiers Can Help Stop Urban Gun Violence by Uplifting Long-time Community Residents and Engaging with Existing Organizations

David F Brand | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
David F Brand

A few weeks before I participated in the gentrification of Bushwick, a livery cab driver was shot and killed outside my new apartment. The murder rece...

Of 'Hamilton' and Humanity: A Love Letter

Trey Lyon | Posted 06.16.2016 | Education
Trey Lyon

“There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.”-Alexander Hamilton In 201...

Urban Garden Aims To Bridge Gap Between 'Old' And 'New' Harlem

The Huffington Post | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact

This urban garden initiative seeks to bring in a little cash and a large sense of community to some Harlem residents. A new partnership announced on W...

This Web Series Spotlights How Gentrification Impacts Latinx Communities

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 05.20.2016 | Latino Voices

A new web series is shining a light on how gentrification impacts Latinxs living in the Boyle Heights section of Los Angeles. "Gente-fied' is a drama...

Gentrification Mockumentary Asks You To Please Remember Rich, White Kids

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 05.19.2016 | Comedy

Everyday, thousands of young, white, middle-to-upper class Americans experience the oppressive force of gentrification. Some of them have been living ...

Responsive Borough: 10,000 Concerned Brooklynites

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the ongoing gentrification of Brooklyn, it comes as no surprise that affordable housing ranks as one of the top three concerns among residents, after education and youth.

How Sky-High Rents Are Radically Changing New York Neighborhoods

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business

Gentrification has swept through two-thirds of New York City’s formerly low-income neighborhoods in the last decade and a half, according to a repor...

What Every Artist Needs To Know About Fighting Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts

Artists don’t have to be “pawns” in neighborhood gentrification and displacement -- instead, they can fight it, and be a force to build more inc...

Why Are Gayborhoods So Gay?

Samuel Chiron | Posted 04.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Samuel Chiron

While we can be positive that there are safe spaces for homosexual individuals, can we make similar claims of representation for transgender, gender nonconforming, people of color or even lesbians? Not necessarily.

A City in Bloom

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.25.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Anyone who knows me, knows how excited I am about the L.A. Metro Expo Line opening to Santa Monica next month. Still, this week I am feeling lucky to ...

Time-Lapse Photos Show Staggering Transformations Of Inner Cities

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.07.2016 | Arts

A photographer who has spent more than half his life obsessively documenting American cities is creating an expansive and eye-opening record of how po...

Mining the States of City Minds: 4

John O'Kane | Posted 04.06.2016 | 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 writi...

San Francisco Newcomer Pays $400 Rent To Live In A Box In Friend’s Apartment

CBS SF Bay Area | Annum Masroor | Posted 03.29.2016 | HuffPost Home

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Amid the Bay Area’s red-hot real estate market, a newcomer to the San Francisco is living in a small wooden box at his fr...

A feminist takeover remembered

Irene Monroe | Posted 03.25.2016 | Women
Irene Monroe

Most days when the weather permits my morning constitutional is a two mile walking loop around the Charles River. From my house I walk south toward M...

What San Francisco Is Like If You Aren't A Tech Billionaire

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Business

Daniel Zapien dug pools for startup founders who were rising stars in Silicon Valley, and filled in pools for the ones whose companies had gone bust. ...

How Gentrification Is Forcing Californians Out Of Their Communities

Capital & Main | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Grade-school art teacher Melissa Jones is attend...

Confessions of a Gentrifier: Choices, Conflicts and Contradictions

Toni L. Griffin | Posted 02.23.2016 | Black Voices
Toni L. Griffin

It's time to shift the conversation from the rages of displacement towards the work of removing institutional barriers to space and capital, and expanding access to capital and networks so that more people of all income levels can make the same choices I made to stay, return or relocate to Harlem.