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How Land Trusts Can Counter New Urbanism's Gentrifying Tendencies

There are some exciting aspects to New Urbanism but there are downsides as well, including the displacement of lower-income people as new urbanism moves into an area.

Poverty Is Not Inevitable: What We Can Do Now to Turn Things Around

Inequality and poverty are suddenly hot topics, not only in the United States but also across the globe.

Channeling rage into change, from Watts to Ferguson

As news of the protests surrounding Mike Brown’s murder in Ferguson, Mo., has circulated, many have noted an eerie coincidence: last week also marked the 49th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion in Los Angeles...

Inequality soaring with bloated executive pay

As income inequality in Britain continues to rise, research conducted by a British think-tank found that executive salaries are 162 times higher than those of the average worker in the U.K.

Telling Piketty the real reason why economies can't keep growing

Exactingly empirical and deeply multidisciplinary, Capital is an extremely important contribution to the study of economics and inequality over the last few centuries. But because it fails to address the real limits on growth—namely our ecological crisis—it can’t be a roadmap …

Global justice, sustainability and the sharing economy

With public interest in the sharing economy on the rise, a polarisation of views on its potential benefits and drawbacks is fast becoming apparent.

A Manifesto for Planetary Health

One of the most fascinating things I read recently was The Lancet's Manifesto for Planetary Health...

Thailand militarisation is symptom of accelerating global system failure

Thailand's latest authoritarian turn is a warning to us all.

The Politics of the Sharing Economy

The “sharing economy” is just as exhilarating and vexing as the Web 2.0 meme was nine years ago.

Piketty in Elysium

Concerns about economic inequality are driving summer blockbusters and New York Times best sellers. When will they start driving our politics?

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