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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Atlantic Yards Modular Dispute Could Have Citywide Echo

It might just be a nasty business dispute. But the brouhaha between Forest City and Skanksa over delays and alleged design flaws at a planned modular tower could also affect whether pre-fabricated structures are seen as a viable way to build affordable housing in New York.

A New Yorker, Terrified of ISIS

City Limits often hears from New Yorkers we've met over the years. This week we got a note from a person worried that their family might be killed 6,000 miles away.

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Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality

Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.

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City Limits is looking among Bronx high-school and college students for the next generation of investigative, public-interest reporters.

Analyzing the 2014 Primaries

A quick look at the Cuomo-Hochul vs. Teachout-Wu aftermath, the future of the IDC, the legislative agenda and Mayor de Blasio a year after the 2013 primary.

Advocates: NYS Must Simplify Laws Barring Felons from Voting

Right now, New York prevents prisoners and parolees from voting. Civil rights watchdogs say the system is so confusing it deprives legally eligible people from actually casting ballots.

Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role

The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.

Report Sees Crisis in NYCHA Conditions, Hope in Density

A city comptroller's study of housing conditions also detected a distinct racial skew—independent of income or rent-level—to which New Yorkers are most likely to live amid housing deficiencies.

Primary Day Reading List: What's Your Favorite Campaign '14 Storyline?

As voters across the state head to the polls to weigh in on races for statewide and legislative offices, here's a guide to the stories we've been following through the campaign season.


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New York Looks to Board High Speed Rail

This article from the Gotham Gazette takes a look at the possibility for federal funding of high-speed rail initiatives that could connect New York City to other cities throughout the state.
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