Facial recognition. Tenant screening platforms. Biometric databases. A new set of digital products seeks to disrupt the real estate industry. But these technologies are fast becoming weaponized against a familiar target of housing discrimination: working-class tenants of color.
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?
Rather than extractive economic development, the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative cultivates a vision of home-grown wealth that stays in the borough.
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?
To secure New York City’s pipeline for local food, treat produce like tap water: Protect the source.
Over a decade in his Queens neighborhood, a photographer sees constant change.
Density and displacement aren’t just problems for the living.
Community boards promise local democracy, but it takes more to translate neighborhood visions into reality.
Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?