Urban Policy

Letters to the Editor | | Urban Policy
Apr. 20, 2012 — Re: your four-part series on Detroit: Detroit is the town that the unions killed. Have you mapped the economic impact areas of business and governmental units that are near ruin as a...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Urban Policy
Jan. 25, 2012 — What if success for Detroit were no longer defined as avoiding bankruptcy or a takeover by a state-appointed emergency manager? What if there were a way for Detroit to do better than...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | History, Race, Urban Policy
Jan. 11, 2012 — The Detroit metropolitan area, has a long history of racial antagonism between the city and its suburbs. According to Thomas J. Sugrue, a historian at the University of Pennsylvania...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | History, Role of government, Urban Policy
  Jan. 11, 2012 — As Remapping Debate recently reported, the short-term fiscal crisis facing the City of Detroit is actually a reflection of more long-standing structural problems related to a...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | Alternative models, Quality of life, Urban Policy
Dec. 21, 2011 — In a Nov. 16 speech, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing told municipal officials, union leaders, and members of the press that, unless changes are made in the budget, the city will run out of...view
| Kevin C. Brown | History, Transportation, Urban Policy
Oct. 4, 2011 — Zack Furness, assistant professor of communications at Pennyslvania State University, Greater Allegheny, discusses his 2010 book, “One Less Car: Bicycling and the Politics of...view
Original Reporting | Mike Alberti | State government, Urban Policy
One county, 14 jurisdictions. Some New Jersey counties are fragmented into as many as 70 municipalities. March 30, 2011 — As Remapping Debate recently reported, New Jersey’s fiscal problems have...view
Photo Essays | Nicholas Pollack | Environment, NYC, Urban Policy
November 16, 2010 — The Bronx River is a testament to the urban planning and architecture of New York. It is a geographical formation that has been manipulated over the years to serve industry,...view
Original Reporting | Greg Marx | Environment, Transportation, Urban Policy
The Interstate Highway System: federally conceived and paid for. November 9, 2010 — In the wake of last week’s Republican gains, one of the pressing questions for the next Congress is the...view
| Kevin C. Brown | Urban Policy
Jan. 29, 2010 — This brand new episode of History for the Future features an interview with Caroline Acker, Associate Professor of History at Carnegie Mellon University.  We talk about the...view