National Politics

Lessons from Austin on Legalizing Apartments

Posted October 30, 2018 by

Wooing Homeowners Requires a Clearly Defined Path I was in Austin last week for the Texas Book Festival. I spent days getting valuable input on how to convince people to make cities more inclusive.  While Austin has as powerful anti-apartment
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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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