GENTRIFICATION

Airbnb

New York City Sued Airbnb Operators For Allegedly Posing As Fake Hosts​

A $20.7 million lawsuit implicates a ring of real estate agents and companies posting multiple listings on sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO.
Ankita Rao
1.14.19
GENTRIFICATION

Airbnb Is Screwing Over New York’s Vulnerable Neighborhoods

Everyone knows Airbnb is bad for the housing market. But it's starting to get worse.
Ankita Rao
5.3.18
displacement

A Nigerian Fishing Community Just Fought Gentrification and Won

Lagos state officials claimed the waterfront neighborhood was an environmental hazard.
Ankita Rao
6.22.17
Smart Cities

How an Old Industrial Ship Yard Created 7,000 New Jobs

Brooklyn Navy Yard President and CEO David Ehrenberg tells Motherboard how his non-profit reclaimed an industrial workspace and updated it for the 21st century.
Samantha Cole
5.28.17
After Dark

Amsterdam Has a 'Night Mayor' and He's Not Here Just to Party

Motherboard sat down with Mirik Milan, the original Night Mayor, to discuss why a vibrant nightlife integral to a successful city.
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
psa

Tell Us What You Want the Future of Your City to Look Like

Motherboard is partnering with Smart Cities NYC 17 to cover the people shaping our urban environments of today and tomorrow.
Carl Franzen
4.27.17
Radio Motherboard

Watch Live: Sci-Fi Author Kim Stanley Robinson on Climate Change And Staying Afloat in a Drowned New York

The acclaimed sci-fi author talks to Motherboard about his new novel 'New York 2140', set in a realistically flooded—but still thriving—Gotham.
Carl Franzen
3.21.17
Uneven Distribution

The Hidden Systems at Work Behind Gentrification

The cafes and craft breweries are just pawns in a much bigger game.
Corin Faife
3.10.17
Apple

Steve Wozniak Was My Computer Teacher in 1995

The Apple co-founder spent his own money, and more importantly, lots of his own time, showing us public school kids how to use the early internet.
Madeline Moitozo
12.7.16
Terraform

Trojan Horses

​The past is like a foreign country: They have weird McDonald’s specials there.
Jess Zimmerman
6.16.16
short circuit

‘Luxury’ San Francisco Commuter Bus Service Leap Is Bankrupt

Leap had been dormant since city regulators halted operations in May.
Nicholas Deleon
9.16.15
Toronto

Dissident Architects Can Leak Building Plans on This Dark Web Site

A dark web site for dissident architects to help average people take control of their cities.
Jordan Pearson
9.3.15
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