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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Report: Housing Construction Could Tamp Down City Rents

A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.

Several Members of Queens Library Board Forced Out

The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.

Some Police Agencies Revive Restraints Involving Neck

Chatter on law-enforcement message boards suggests that what was applied to Eric Garner was not a chokehold but a “carotid restraint," a police tactic gaining new acceptance nationwide despite past controversy.

Mayor's Trip Raises the Question: Who Does No. 2 Work For?

Vacancies at City Hall are exceedingly rare. That hasn't stopped recent mayors from thinking about what would happen if one occurred.

Groups Prod NYCHA to Keep Promises on Mold

Six months after a landmark settlement was signed committing the housing authority to a comprehensive attack on potentially deadly fungus, advocates are optimistic but say they've seen little action.

NYC Pols React, Unevenly, to Mideast Violence

There was widespread outrage over the horrific murders of three Israeli teens. Fewer public statements were made over the alleged revenge slaying of a Palestinian boy.

In Quest for Art Supplies, Teachers Get Creative

Today, reused chains and recycled plastic lids sit in a warehouse in Queens. Next fall they'll be used for school art projects in an improving—but still tight—funding environment.

The Bigger Picture on School Crowding

A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats?

Race, Fear and the Risk of Drowning

A new focus on water safety in the wake of several fatal accidents raises questions about the large number of all races—but larger number of blacks and Latinos—who cannot swim.

Firefighter's Death Will Trigger Search for Answers

It likely won't be until the period of public mourning is over that we'll learn what caused the demise of Lt. Gordon Ambelas.


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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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