High-density city living has been touted as a way to solve the problem of creating more sustainable, more liveable cities. But instead cities are only more liveable for a few.
Nova Scotia's African Canadian communities have grappled with racism for decades. By looking at community green spaces, we can see how they serve the community's unique needs.
Gentrification often leads to the eviction of poor and largely racialized populations. When a university campus drives the change, they can choose to do something about it.
Community projects play a vital role in city life.
Surrounded by skyscrapers and high-end boutiques, 47th Street continues to operate like an Old World bazaar, with million-dollar deals sealed by handshakes and insured by a family's reputation.
The demands of gentrification in some neighbourhoods are proving deadly for some independent businesses, including local bookstores, often forcing them to close.
Berlin's rapid transformation is proof that cities can overcome conflict – but the fight against injustice doesn't end there.
Prodded by Michelle Obama and other government leaders, Walmart and other major US retailers vowed to build hundreds of stores in food deserts. What happened?
The UK government has been trying to hand planning power over to local people for 50 years – but research reveals it has fallen far short of its goals.
Looking back at Lviv's Soviet past, there are clues about how to preserve history for everyone – not just the affluent.
As neighbourhoods lost their milk bars, they also lost a daily point of connection for locals. But all is not lost. In some areas, the humble corner store is making a comeback.
New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
Development should not be pursued at the expense of the very people who helped to create value and meaning in the city.
American cities are getting more diverse, but neighbors of different races don't necessarily socialize with each other. A sociologist in North Carolina discovered one surprising reason why.
Gentrification happens when attempts to build bridges between disenfranchised people and their better-off peers go awry – but it doesn't have to be this way.
A folklorist is working to preserve the history of a unique, urban community of Lumbee Indians.
Google, Amazon and other powerful groups are renaming American cities and neighborhoods. That may make the area more appealing to newcomers – but, in many cases, residents aren't happy.
A new study examined how growing numbers of single women in one of the world's most expensive cities are contributing to its gentrification.
Kebab vans symbolise the success of 'bottom-up' multiculturalism, providing a way for the non-European cultural ‘other’ to become part of our way of life.