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Les Simerables

Oct 30

  • Ava Kofman

SimCity isn’t a sandbox. Its rules reflect the neoliberal common sense of today’s urban planning.

Nature’s Metropolis

Oct 28

  • Alyssa Battistoni

Experiments in design promise a better future for everyone, but only if they come with emancipatory politics to boot.

Fanfare Without the Fans

Oct 27

  • Sean Dinces

The luxury suites in modern stadiums are reminders that capitalist society values elite consumption over public enjoyment.

Seize the Hamptons

Oct 03

We should all get the chance to escape the city and enjoy leisure — without the hefty ecological footprint.

Safe Space for Capital

Oct 03

How did a brand of gay-friendly values become synonymous with those most prized by capitalist urban redevelopment?

If You Can Make It Here

Oct 03

The resolution of New York City’s fiscal crisis became a template for neoliberals around the world.

The Propaganda of Construction

Oct 03

  • Jannon Stein

The workers of Red Vienna struggled to secure their basic needs — through militant organizing and political power.

De Blasio’s Doomed Housing Plan

Oct 03

  • Samuel Stein

By embracing inclusionary zoning, Mayor de Blasio gets to put forth a big, bold plan for reducing inequalities without challenging capitalists.

The Book of Paul

Oct 03

From British Hong Kong to Paul Romer’s charter cities, neoliberals have a solution for us all.

The Jock Doctrine

Oct 03

  • Carolyn Prouse

Rio has used mega-events like the World Cup and the Olympics as a “state of exception” to push through private development projects and neoliberal reforms.

Tricknology 101

Oct 03

  • Maya Dukmasova

The destruction of public housing in Atlanta and Chicago exposes capitalism’s violent logic.

Friendly FIRE

Oct 03

Social impact bonds offer private interests yet another opportunity to enrich themselves at public expense.

Caring in the City

Oct 03

Ending the exploitation of urban care workers requires radically democratic alternatives that go beyond the rhetoric of “work-life balance.”