SOURCE: The Conversation
Atlanta's BeltLine Project a Case Study in Park-Driven "Green Gentrification"
by Dan Immergluck
Although the ambitious combination of multiuse trails and apartment complexes "was designed to connect Atlantans and improve their quality of life, it has driven up housing costs on nearby land and pushed low-income households out to suburbs with fewer services than downtown neighborhoods."
SOURCE: Boston Globe
The Limits of Nonprofit Urban Development in Boston
by Claire Dunning
In Boston, nonprofit agencies became the principal vehicle for redevelopment. While they could empower residents of poor communities to compete for grants and negotiate with city authorities, they couldn't make a deep impact on inequality in the city and let city agencies off the hook for discriminatory policies.
SOURCE: Bloomberg CityLab
Preservationists Want to Save Penn Station. Yes, That Penn Station.
by Kriston Capps
The one thing every New Yorker can agree on is that Penn Station is terrible. Why is this benighted hellhole being championed for historic preservation?
SOURCE: Public Books
On Baltimore: Narratives and City Making
by Bo McMillan
A Review of Mary Rizzo's "Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire," which argues that development interests in the city have used popular culture to craft an image of eccentric white ethnic residents that erases the city's racial segregation and the interests of the city's Black majority.
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