Tanvi Misra, CityLab

Tanvi Misra


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Tanvi:

'Human Archipelago' Reveals the Lives of Refugees

In their new book on global migrants, novelist Teju Cole and photographer Fazal Sheikh explore the agency and humanity of the displaced and dispossessed. → Read More

Can the Bay Area Rein In the Surveillance Tools It Created?

Oakland and San Francisco may become the first cities to ban use of facial recognition technology by government entities. But that’s only the beginning. → Read More

The Tenants Fighting Back Against Facial Recognition Technology

The landlord of a rent-stabilized apartment in Brooklyn wants to install a facial recognition security system, sparking a debate about privacy and surveillance. → Read More

Why HUD Wants to Eject Immigrants from Public Housing

A proposal by Ben Carson’s agency would eject immigrant families from public housing to make way for the "most vulnerable." Housing advocates aren't buying it. → Read More

What D.C.’s Go-Go Showdown Reveals About Gentrification

A neighborhood debate over music swiftly became something bigger, and louder: a cry for self-determination from a community that is struggling to be heard. → Read More

From Gentrification to Decline: How Neighborhoods Really Change

Gentrification or poverty concentration? A new report maps expansion and decline in the 50 largest U.S. metros, revealing the true scale of neighborhood change. → Read More

Does Gentrification Help or Hurt a Neighborhood's Sense of Community?

In a study of Philadelphia neighborhoods, researchers found that an influx of more-affluent newcomers can erode ties between neighbors—or strengthen them. → Read More

Are California's Police Departments Defying Its Sanctuary Law?

Making a whole state a “sanctuary” has protected more immigrants from ICE arrests, new research finds. But there’s one big limitation: Local law enforcement officials. → Read More

To Successfully Rebuild a City, Don't Forget the Culture

Culture is an overlooked element in rebuilding cities ravaged by disasters, war, and other forms of urban distress. → Read More

Unpacking the Power of Privileged Neighborhoods

A new study shows that growing up in an affluent community brings “compounding privileges” and higher educational attainment—especially for white residents. → Read More

An 'Atlas of Inequality' Maps Micro-Level Segregation in Boston

“Segregation is not just about where you live, but what you do." → Read More

The Surprising Ways Foreclosure Changes Voter Behavior

A new study explores the relationship between housing distress and voting shifts at the neighborhood level in Maricopa County, Arizona. → Read More

For Students in Baltimore, Getting to School Can Be a Scary Ride

Many kids spend hours commuting to school by public transportation. New research suggests a link between student exposure to high-crime areas and chronic absenteeism. → Read More

Immigration Activists Target Amazon's ICE Connections

After the HQ2 cancellation in Queens, Amazon’s connections to federal immigration enforcement are drawing scrutiny and criticism in other cities, too. → Read More

Why the Rural Opioid Crisis Is Different From the Urban One

As deaths from heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioids soar in the U.S., a new study looks at the geographic factors driving the drug overdose epidemic. → Read More

The Problem With a ‘Smart’ Border Wall

To resolve Trump’s impasse, many lawmakers have proposed boosting surveillance technology to create a virtual border wall. Is that more humane and effective? → Read More

Where Are Americans Getting Arrested? Increasingly, It's the Suburbs.

As U.S. arrest rates fall, suburban areas are getting a growing share of policing attention, according to a new data tool from the Vera Institute of Justice. → Read More

Resettled Refugees Grow Population in Shrinking Cities

Despite perceived fears of added costs and crime, resettled refugees bring population gains and economic benefits. → Read More

Mapping the Uneven Effects of the Next Automation Wave

In the coming “AI Era,” job losses from automation could have a bigger impact on smaller towns and rural areas. → Read More

CityLab Daily: The Life and Death of an American Tent City

Also: Could “human composting” mean better death? And what Copenhagen wants from its man-made islands. → Read More