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The supreme court’s ruling that the Tate’s viewing gallery intrudes on nearby luxury flats suggests that the law is once again aligning with the rich and powerful.
A pedestrian walking along the BeltLine in Atlanta on Feb. 17, 2016, passes townhomes under construction.
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A longtime critic of Atlanta’s BeltLine explains how the popular network of parks has increased inequality in the city and driven out lower-income residents.
Residents of Miami’s Little Haiti have been fighting plans for a luxury development for several years.
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Miami is often held up as an example of ‘climate gentrification.’ But a closer look finds a bigger driver of flashy new developments in low-income neighborhoods.
Digital nomads: ditch the office chair for a backpack.
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How governments around the world are trying to woo digital nomads. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Chief Aùtshumao! Francisco MacKenzie (front) protests the Amazon headquarters development in Cape Town.
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The British empire brought the practice of commons enclosure to Africa to claim land. Its effects continue today at sites like the Liesbeek River in Cape Town.
A tourist has makeup done ahead of Day of the Dead on Oct. 30, 2021, in Mexico City.
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Locals usually see tourists as a way to boost the economy. But at a certain point, resentment starts to build.
An urban park as a slice of history.
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Turning a disused Victorian railway bridge into an elevated walkway and garden has the potential to rejuvenate a forgotten part of the city.
Local school support is fragmented by race and class.
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Different views of gentrification drive divisions that keep school activists separated by race.
We only feel free to use spaces that we can identify with.
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Cities are defined as much by their buildings as what people do in between them. Designing them comes with great responsibility.
Community organizers speak in a vacant house in West Oakland, Calif., that they occupied in 2019 and 2020 to bring attention to affordable housing.
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It’s getting much harder in the US to find an affordable home, even for people who work multiple jobs.
A Puerto Rican man passes buildings for lease in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 16, 2017.
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Puerto Rico has reached an agreement to partially settle its historic bankruptcy crisis. But public cuts to education and health care are unlikely to ease, creating ongoing challenges for Puerto Ricans
In 2020, Liverpool became the first city in England to set up a land commission.
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Liverpool is the first city in England to investigate, via a land commission, how urban property can best serve everyone.
The Parc-Extension neighbourhood has a large number of immigrants from Southeast Asia. A survey reveals that, far from what you hear in the media, they integrate very well and are enjoying their lives.
Security and high-quality interpersonal relationships are essential factors for immigrants to create a happy life.
When food trucks start rolling up, developers usually aren’t far behind.
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Ethnic food is cheap, and it appeals to adventurous eaters. Real estate agents and investors have caught on.
Social housing for elderly residents and encampments for unhoused people have been destroyed to make way for Tokyo’s new National Stadium in Shinjuku.
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The cost of the Olympics is often justififed by the investment and regeneration hosting brings about. Local residents, though, rarely benefit
Director Kunle Afolayan and actress Genevieve Nnaji discuss the international rise of Nollywood at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
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As the Nigerian film industry advances its methods, is it in danger of alienating its poorer audiences?
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in people cycling as an alternative to public transit.
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An increase in cyclists due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that cities need to look at what it means to develop and maintain inclusive bicycle infrastructure.
The historical city of Kumasi is undergoing significant change.
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The displacement of low-income households in favour of middle- and high-income professionals in Kumasi is a cause for concern.
Residents of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood protest in 2017 outside a coffee shop that posted a sign celebrating gentrification.
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Hip food offerings can signal that a neighborhood is gentrifying – especially when they repackage traditional foods for wealthy white eaters.
High-density poverty in urban areas exists largely not by accident, but by design.
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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.