Equity

Grass-roots revitalization is taking place in many American cities, an antidote to the "winner takes all urbanism" described in The New Urban Crisis.
Connecting housing by using a neighborhood pattern improves the lives of moderate-income residents.
From California to the New York Islands—more business activity, affordability, and diversity can be found in neighborhoods with a range of old and new buildings.
The data shows that neighborhoods across America are becoming more racially diverse—despite some reports of persistent segregation.
Two very different issues—America’s displaced, and the world’s displaced—both scream for the same response. Our leaders today, unlike 80 years ago, don't understand the relationship between city building, housing for all, and political power.
In Detroit, the neighborhood of Brush Park stands between three of the city’s fastest revitalizing areas: Midtown, Eastern Market, and the Central Business District.
CNU co-founder Andres Duany and many of his colleagues launched the Lean Urbanism initiative two years ago to fight overregulation in building cities and towns. Duany recounts that his generation of architects and builders in the 1970s and 1980s...
Detroit wrote the history of the motor vehicle age in America, and Detroit is one of the most automobile-oriented cities in America. Yet less than 50 percent of the adults in Detroit own a car. That fact says a lot about how Detroit has...
Daniel Hertz at City Observatory introduced what he called the “Sprawl Tax” last week—defined as the cost associated with excess commuting distance for the top 50 metro areas. This distance adds real costs for gas, depreciation, and wear and tear on...
Note: This article was written as part of the Project for Lean Urbanism and edited for Public Square. Lean Urbanism will be a topic of discussion at CNU 24 in Detroit taking place June 8-11, 2016.
For those who are concerned that too many big developers dominate urban revitalization, the Naked Philly blog is an antidote.
Joel Kotkin charges urbanists with being anti-family—but he couldn't be more wrong.