Rikha Sharma Rani

Rikha Sharma Rani is a Bay Area-based freelance journalist who writes about urban and social policy. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, CityLab, Politico Magazine and more.

How Oakland Got Real About Equitable Urban Planning

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When the city closed streets to traffic during Covid, it revealed a fix for designs that cater to white and moneyed interests.

The Non-Partisan “Pro-Voice” Abortion Space

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How one organization is taking ideology out of reproductive health.

A Mental Health Service for Inmates that Reduces Recidivism

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In an effort to make its prisons more than punitive, Washington D.C. has begun offering cognitive behavioral therapy to incarcerated individuals.

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