Donald Trump promises his trillion-dollar infrastructure plan will result in jobs and much-needed repairs, but it doesn’t look like it’s going to be a new New Deal. Transit planners are wondering if their subways and bullet trains will survive under the new administration. And housing advocates are worried we’ll lose the fair housing protections implemented in the wake of the housing crisis. Can Trump's history as a builder give us any clues to what’s ahead? And will cities be the breeding ground for organized resistance?
Jan 17, 2017, 10:00am EST
January 19, 2017
Trump’s history, promises, and recent appointments indicate that the new president may roll back progressive housing reforms made in response to the foreclosure crisis, and in turn unleash new (and old) forms of discrimination onto millions of Americans.
January 18, 2017
Buildings, bridges, and monuments were used as a tool of political power and a projection of greatness by the likes of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. Now, a man whose name is emblazoned across skyscrapers is about to assume the presidency.
January 17, 2017
If Donald Trump curtails federal transportation funding, it could spell the end of major projects, like the extension of Boston's Green Line, and doom repairs for aged subway systems in Chicago, New York, et al. Will he unsheathe the federal paring knife?
January 17, 2017
Dr. Lily Geismer studies how the places we live inform our politics. Curbed spoke with her about how urban and rural America will fare under a Trump administration. "I think there’s a sense that cities are now going to be a place of progressive politics," she says.