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.
It's easy to scorn the gentrifying hipster stereotype, but many inner-city neighbourhoods benefit from the distinctive mix of businesses and activities they pursue. So why should the suburbs miss out?
Canberra is growing as fast as anywhere in Australia. It's driven by a knowledge economy that is transforming the city centre but is also displacing poorer residents.
Many homes, parks and businesses in US cities stand on former manufacturing sites that may have left legacy hazardous wastes behind. A new book calls for more research into our urban industrial past.
When large companies move into an area, the result is often gentrification. When this happens, the economic and social costs for displaced residents is typically high.