Why it’s important that we deepen our understanding of the dynamics of poverty. (The Atlantic)

How perceptual segregation and racialized pools of knowledge have shaped understandings of recent events in Ferguson, Mo. and beyond. (Salon)

What the most diverse apartment building in America can teach us about gentrification. (The New Republic)

Why the smartphone might be our most important transportation innovation, and how cities and transit agencies can take better advantage of it. (CityLab)

What an increase in the minimum wage would mean for eight fast food workers and their families. (Daily Intelligencer)