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In “Decade of Fire,”a South Bronx native puts an end to the narrative that blames the victims of ten years of urban conflagrations. Read more

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Revolution Messaging

As Imelda’s floodwaters drain from my hometown, I observe a discourse around Harvey’s two- year anniversary constrained by a presumed opposition between the needs of humanity and the forces of nature—as though the two were in mortal combat. Read more

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I’ve seen “For Sale” signs on parking lots around the city quite a bit in recent years. That’s how the descent into hell begins. Read more

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Jet Lowe

As they prepare for inauguration, an eager freshman class of alderpersons tackle the city’s escalating crisis. Read more

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U.S. Air Force/Zachary Wolf

Given the new normal, it is time to rethink our approach to floods. The right infrastructure can prevent flooding, rather than treat it after the fact. Read more

Op-Eds

A review of, “We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood.” Read more

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Cities across the country have passed laws meant to crack down not on homelessness but on its visibility. Read more

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Youtube

In Theo Anthony’s “Rat Film,” rodent history intertwines with a human geography of urban injustice. Read more

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USAF/1st Lt. Zachary West

Much of the destruction in Houston from Hurricane Harvey didn't have to happen. Read more

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“In the middle of catastrophe, in the middle of disaster, people—particularly people who have already suffered—see an opportunity to evolve to another stage of humanity.” Read more

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