Premier Mike Baird (right) has been out promoting the Sydney Metro project, but has yet to explain how the benefits of massive public investment will be shared.
Who’ll profit from the value uplift arising from the huge investment of taxpayers’ funds in creating better-serviced, higher-density suburbs? And what will the changes mean for existing residents?
On the same day that London's legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin's infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Looking back on the legacy of London 2012, it's clear the local artistic community has lost out.
Social media is notoriously unsuitable for population studies, but these researchers have found a way to make the bias work in their favour.
When public housing like the properties in Sydney’s Millers Point is privatised, it profoundly changes the social mix of the inner city to something much more homogenous.
The NSW government agenda would deny the 'right to the city', that network of diverse communities, practices and places which give rise to the convivial and inclusive potential of cities.
Is Berlin’s underground scene in danger of going to the wall?
Boston has some of the highest rents – and lowest vacancy rates – in the country.
'Boston' via www.shutterstock.com
In a competitive rental market, landlords can easily skirt anti-discrimination laws.
Unless Cameron learns a lesson from history, the tenants of Britain's council estates will face displacement and gentrification by stealth.
Does the diversity of your local school reflect your local area?
Rather than being microcosms of the community, schools are increasingly divided by class and ethnicity.
Guess what: post-tourism isn’t all that different from ordinary, run-of-the-mill tourism.
The term 'post-tourist' is commonly used to refer to a new breed of travellers, those who eschew common 'hotspots', immersing themselves in "local culture" for an extended period of time. And yet ...
The “edgy authenticity” of street art makes it an ideal tool for urban planners seeking to attract the new "creative class".
The arrival of the super-rich has triggered a 'trickle down' effect – and not in a good way.
These maps can tell us much more than the location of England's most and least deprived areas.
What will the hipster come to symbolise about life in the early twenty-first century when historians of the future reflect on this era?
Infrastruktur, Nicole Wermers, 2015 at Tramway in Glasgow.
Andrew Milligan/PA Wire
Shortlisted for the Turner in 1997, Christine Borland discusses the suffocating nature of the prize and its shortsighted attempts to branch out.
Gentrification is an immoral process - here's why violent protest has a role to play in the fight against it.
The legendary club Madame Jojo’s recently announced that its doors were closing, prompting many to mourn the death of Soho. But the area has been subject to various “clean-up” campaigns throughout its…
Immigrant faces from the early 1900s watch Ellis Island visitors pick their way through a crumbling hospital.
This fall, French street artist JR and American cinematographer Bradford Young each installed a series of portraits in crumbling New York buildings. The two projects were not coordinated, but together…
A dangerous concentration of affluence?
Poverty and affluence are two sides of the same coin. One would not exist without the other – and both can be found concentrated in areas of extremes. And yet, when trying to create a better social mix…
In preparing for the World Cup, Brazilian police have embarked on a process of cleaning up the country’s poorest neighbourhoods, known as favelas.
Brazil is famous for many things: samba, football and beaches, but also its favelas, the poor neighbourhoods that encircle its cities. These areas are often on invaded lands in middle and upper-class neighbourhoods…