In its urban planning and policy coverage, City Limits often utilizes New York’s many research institutions, advocacy groups, and government programs in the service of analyzing what is effective in a city with a number of urban planning needs. We highlight policy reports and other studies in our coverage in a way that elevates the discussion of planning issues as they affect residents.

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Where Do the Homeless Come From?

It's not gentrifying neighborhoods, for the most part, according to a new report. Instead, it's the neighborhoods where people find refuge from displacement.

Trash Fight is Sequel to Bloomberg Battle

A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.

City Revamping its Affordable Housing Toolkit

Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.

Long Before Today's Ebola Scare, City Fended Off Smallpox

A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.

Immigration Detainers in NYC: The Numbers

The city honored more than 3,000 such detainers over a recent 12-month period, declined to enforce 1,200 and received $42 million less than it wanted for doing Washington's immigration-enforcement grunt work.

Got an Idea for How to Make Cities Better?

If you've figured out how to help America's urban places attract talent, create opportunity or get citizens engaged, one foundation has a $5 million pool for you to tap into.

Brooklyn Hate Crime Spike: Cause and Effect

The borough's melting-pot makeup and authorities' willingness to label crimes as hateful are reasons why Kings County often reports more hate crimes than most states.

NYC Subway Scare Has Echoes of 2005 Alert

Then as now, the credibility of the threat was doubtful. Then as now, security was stepped up anyway. What's different now? There's not a mayoral race on.

Jails, Vacant Lots and Politics: It's What's for Breakfast

Listen to CityLimits.org's latest early morning appearance on WBAI, where we discussed the Rikers Island scandal, the potential tension between community gardeners and affordable housing developers, and more.

In Wheelchairs, They Marched to Stop Climate Change

The dangers associated with floodwaters and power outages that come with storms like Sandy are magnified when you use a wheelchair or breathe through a ventilator.


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News Network

Will The Gowanus Ever Be Cleaned Up

For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
219 Magazine

City Hits Major Affordable Housing Milestone

100,000th unit is completed; city on track for New Housing Marketplace Plan to create or preserve 165,000 units by 2014.
Crain's New York Business

Work Force Fueled By Highly Skilled Immigrants

An article by the New York Times on the subsection of immigrants in America's largest metropolitan areas shows that they are more likely to be higher-educated and higher-skilled.
The New York Times

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