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Past articles by Teresa:

A Guide for Better Affordable Housing in New York City

The Public Design Commission has created new guidelines to making public housing brighter, more neighborly, and on budget. → Read More

Mass Incarceration’s Complex Statistics

A new study from the Vera Institute of Justice says that we should look closely at the populations, and relationship, of local jails and state prisons. → Read More

Bodys Isek Kingelez's Fantastical Places

Bodys Isek Kingelez built stunning, colorful models to help people see the magnificent places in his mind. → Read More

Remote Workers: Vermont Will Pay You to Move There

You could get up to $10,000, as long as your full-time job is based in another state. → Read More

Chronicling the NYC Subway With a Single-Minded Devotion

In One Track Mind: Drawing the New York Subway, Philip Ashforth Coppola chronicles the mosaics, ceilings, staircases, and plaques of New York City’s subway stations. → Read More

Where Americans Are Moving for Work

Most of the top cities are the usual suspects—but there’s something odd happening in Silicon Valley. → Read More

The Tube Gets In Touch With Its Feminist Side

A new program sponsored by the London Underground will feature female artists in public transit spaces. → Read More

What the Future of Affordable Housing Already Looks Like

An exhibit on selected projects across Europe offers a few ideas for a U.S. audience. → Read More

A Theater's Long Fight to Find a Home in Manhattan

New York City crafted a plan to help artists stay in the pricey Theater District as its property values surge. But one group’s saga shows that getting a rule on the books is just the first step. → Read More

How Over-Incarceration Is Driving a Push for Criminal Justice Reform

A conversation with Jasmine Heiss from the Vera Institute of Justice about a recent poll that uncovers American's souring sentiment toward incarceration policy. → Read More

Workers of the World, United

Award-winning lawyer Mary Joyce Carlson joined forces with global labor movements to pressure multinational companies for fair working conditions. → Read More

Wakanda, New Davonhaime: The Yearning for a New Black City

A roving installation by artist Azikiwe Mohammed stops at the Contemporary African Art Fair in Brooklyn to offer a “safe space” for black bodies. → Read More

Is America Ready to Re-Think Incarceration?

A new poll suggests that most people in the United States think we need to turn away from building prisons, and toward community development. → Read More

The Slow Decay of Japan's Modernist Dreams

The country’s postwar housing complexes were intended to represent a bold new era. Cody Ellingham’s eerie photographs emphasize their fading might. → Read More

Does a Higher Building Elevation Lead to More Risk-Taking?

A new study suggests that being on a higher floor in a building increases a person’s willingness to take financial risks. → Read More

Photographing Dying Brutalist Buildings So Others May Live

“Just because something isn’t to your taste, that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have the chance to age gracefully,” says the curator of a new photo exhibit dedicated to the polarizing architectural style. → Read More

Mel Chin's Look at Destruction and Hope

The artist’s new show at the Queens Museum manages to put a spotlight on community chaos and create seductive objects out of it. → Read More

In Massachusetts, a Mayor and a Church Spar Over Sanctuary

The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, objects to a local church’s decision to shelter an undocumented immigrant, and is fighting back through the building and tax codes. → Read More

Florida Will Bring More Transparency to Its Justice System

After a bill passed by the Florida legislature is signed into law, the Sunshine State will gather more criminal-justice data and release it to the public. → Read More

16 Magnum Photographers Capture What 'Home' Means to Them

Fujifilm and Magnum Photos’ collaborative photo book is simply titled “Home.” No other name would have made sense, saturated as the book is with what that word symbolizes. → Read More