Recent books explore the potential in underused and overdetermined spaces, from mid-century American city centers and suburban shopping malls to the current glut of vacant retail storefronts and offices.
This building is fast.
In Western Queens, activists see a waterfront warehouse as an opportunity to broaden the horizons of a community's control over its own future.
Organizers in Flatbush are fighting for the preservation of an African burial ground — to honor the dead, and protect a living community's future.
The Struggle is Real Estate
In Berlin’s city center, an activist-led redevelopment scheme is setting a bold example for rescuing financially valuable public land from privatization and gentrification.
An Urban System of Death
Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.
Country of Tenants
Questions of ownership, affordability, and political representation converge in current struggles over rent regulation.
Do You Remember How It Was?
Residents recall a decade of upheaval in the East New York Oral History Project.