Author: Emily Badger

Emily Badger is a writer based in San Francisco, where she covers national urban policy for The Washington Post. She writes frequently about urban planning, housing, transportation, poverty and inequality Her work has appeared in GOOD, The Christian Science Monitor, and The New York Times. She lives in Washington, D.C. You can follow Emily Badger on Twitter: @emilymbadger

Articles by Emily Badger

  • On Chicago’s South Side, Whole Foods Pursues New Markets
    Published on September 13, 2013 in Retail/Entertainment
    In nearly every way, the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago does not fit the standard definition of a Whole Foods target market. And yet the high-end grocer announced this week plans to open a store there in 2016, having also opened a new store recently in midtown Detroit.
  • Chicago’s Transportation Planning Put Walkers, Transit First
    Published on May 10, 2013 in Infrastructure
    This summer, Chicago is planning to roll out a small-sounding but seismic policy shift: From now on, in the design guidelines for every effort from major streetscape projects to minor roadside electrical work, transportation work must defer to a new “default modal hierarchy.” The pedestrian comes first.
  • Study Finds Mixed-Use Areas Safer Than Commercial Only
    Published on March 18, 2013 in Mixed-Use
    Neighborhoods with a mix of residences, offices and retail outlets are thought to have a host of benefits. But a new study found that commercial-only areas also had the highest crime rates when compared to similar blocks that included residences.
  • The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities
    Published on July 12, 2012 in Sustainability
    Much has been said about how cities must lead on sustainability and climate change when national governments have not. But they must lead from the other direction as well because smaller communities and the suburbs around them don’t have the resources to leverage affordable green solutions.
  • Indy’s New Approach to Super Bowl Hosting and Development
    Published on February 03, 2012 in Public Spaces
    Thanks at least in part to the Super Bowl, people in Indianapolis will wake up to the football off-season next week with a newly expanded convention center, a new central civic space, a newly revitalized low-income neighborhood, even a new downtown skyline.