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Real Estate

To Stop Displacement, Disclose the Data!

For more than half a century, real estate data has played a crucial role in struggles against housing discrimination and dispossession. But what information is needed now in the face of changing forms of speculation?

Co-Op City

Rather than extractive economic development, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative cultivates a vision of home-grown wealth that stays in the borough.

The Private Lives of Public Schools

When it comes to building schools, a little-known entity with radical roots has had an outsize effect on the city’s skyline. How can the Educational Construction Fund adapt an experimental ethos to changing times?

Seeding Stability

To secure New York City’s pipeline for local food, treat produce like tap water: Protect the source.

Sights Set on Long Island City

Over a decade in his Queens neighborhood, a photographer sees constant change.

An Urban System of Death

Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.

People Movers

Building Consensus

Buildings are responsible for two thirds of greenhouse gas emissions in New York City. Can tenants, landlords, and environmentalists finally get together to make them more efficient?

Shelf Life

Do You Remember How It Was?

Residents recall a decade of upheaval in the East New York Oral History Project.

Intersections: Going Out

Queer, New Urban Agendas

In London, as in New York, forces of development and displacement threaten nightlife spaces of significance for the LGBTQ+ community. How can municipal governments help?

Intersections: Behind Closed Doors

Lavender Lining

Rising rents mark the “straightening” of gayborhoods like Greenwich Village. What role does queer presence play in cycles of urban redevelopment and displacement?

Underexposed

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In Long Island City, stunted electrical poles mark some of the city's most contested real estate.

Board to Death?

Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.

The Location of Justice: Structures

Siting Rikers' Replacements

The city's plans call for new borough jails to replace those at Rikers. A set of drawings examines land uses in the boroughs' civic centers to consider: Can New Yorkers accept jails as neighbors?

Housing Brass Tacks

Property Taxes

Confusing, reviled, unfair, arcane — and important. Explore the labyrinthine system of property taxes.

Who Makes the Many Harlems?

Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?

Typecast: Row House

The Bible and the Billionaire

Emily Schmidt spins the origin story of the affordable row house in the 1980s, when pastors and businessmen sowed scorched earth with rows of new homes.

Housing Brass Tacks

Development

For the season's ninth and final Housing Brass Tacks discussion, two developers — one for-profit, one not-for-proft — laid out the nitty-gritty of building affordable housing.

Housing Brass Tacks

Public Housing Transformed

Catherine Fennell and Crystal Palmer, two authorities on Chicago's public housing transformation, probed the problematic mythos of public housing—from the "failure" of tower complexes to the virtues of mixed-income redevelopment.

Housing Brass Tacks

NYCHA

In our seventh Brass Tacks discussion, Rasmia Kirmani-Frye, President of the Fund for Public Housing, leveled with us on public housing’s unique role in the city and the challenges NYCHA must face.

Housing Brass Tacks

Beyond Shelter

In the latest Brass Tacks discussion, representatives from Coalition for the Homeless and Picture the Homeless considered homelessness as a symptom of our housing crisis and efforts to create permanent housing solutions.