National Politics

The 5 Big Anti-Housing Falsehoods

Posted October 16, 2018 by

Facts Get In Way of Anti-Housing Arguments While researching my new book, Generation Priced Out: Who Gets to Live in the New Urban America, I discovered that opponents of housing across the nation housing opponents make the same arguments.  And 
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Conclusive Evidence: How the Media Fails Bicyclists

Posted October 2, 2018 by Angie Schmitt

Media coverage of cycling deaths consistently suggests that the deaths are acceptable and the victims were at fault, a new study shows. University of South Florida researchers Julie Bond and Erin Sheffels used a scientific technique called “critical discourse analysis”
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5 Big Takeaways from YIMBYtown

Posted September 25, 2018 by

An Urbanist Movement on the Rise Virtually everyone I spoke to at last week’s YIMBYtown 2018 conference in Boston left invigorated, encouraged, and ready to work even harder. Huge credit goes to the local Boston-area folks who put on the
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Los Angeles Tenants: The Rent’s Getting Too Damn High!

Posted August 28, 2018 by Jessica Goodheart

(This piece first appeared in Capital and Main) A local dispute over evictions highlights the emergence of a tenants movement that is pushing back against rapacious landlords and a nationwide housing affordability crisis. California tenants are taking their grievances to
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Cities Lack Housing for Amazon’s Workers

Posted August 7, 2018 by

Amazon Will Worsen Urban Affordability Crisis As cities offer secret bounties to become Amazon’s second headquarters, the aggressive recruitment raises a question that all high housing cost cities involved should be asking: Where will Amazon’s new employees live? None of
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