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The Literal Whitewashing of Chicago's Latino Murals

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2 mentions8 hours ago
Iconic images—of Frida Kahlo, Emiliano Zapata, Subcomandante Marcos, and César Chávez—once adorned a historic building in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, alongside portraits of neighborhood residents. But those images no longer exist.

Russian official linked to South Florida biker club spent millions on Trump condos

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4 mentions6 hours ago
Out-of-town money pouring into South Florida real estate is as old as Henry Flagler. But the tale of Igor Zorin offers a 21st-century twist with all the weirdness modern Miami ...

5 times Trump tweeted that he would never cut Medicaid

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Way back on June 8, 2014, Donald Trump — who by then had long since established himself in conservative circles as a prominent voice in birther conspiracy theories and anti-immigrant ...

Bloomberg’s Next Anti-Washington Move: $200 Million Program for Mayors

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2 mentions6 hours ago
After President Trump announced last month that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, Mr. Bloomberg helped marshal an alliance of American cities and private companies to ...

Insurance industry warned of fire risk month before tower block blaze: Financial Times

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2 mentions3 hours ago
The insurance industry warned the British government of the dangers of flammable cladding on buildings a month before the Grenfell Tower fire killed at least 79 people, the Financial Times ...

Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

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6 mentions15 hours ago
The building they entered was built in 1974 in an architectural style known as Brutalism, and the original concrete structure, built without cladding, was designed to contain a fire in ...

America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors

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2 mentions15 hours ago
At a time when one yellow-haired, Twitter-happy personality dominates American discourse, it’s easy to forget how much political energy—and important new thinking—emanates not from the nation’s capital but from city ...

President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List

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4 mentions11 hours ago
Opinion Many Americans have become accustomed to President Trump’s lies. But as regular as they have become, the country should not allow itself to become numb to them. So we ...

Kentucky's Hedge Funder Governor Has The State's Pension Money Invested In Secretive Hedge Funds

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2 mentions10 hours ago
Kentucky’s public pension system is a long-running, worst-in-the-nation disaster. Even as state workers chip in their fair share, the system suffers from years of chronic underfunding by the state. Seeking ...

A Declaration of Urban Independence

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2 mentions2 days ago
On Monday, November 7, 2016, I made what I thought were the final edits to the manuscript of my latest book, The New Urban Crisis, and sent it off to ...

Retracing Black Gotham

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2 mentions4 days ago
Kamau Ware surveys the East River. As the sun sinks behind the towers of the Financial District, trucks grumble past, cyclists ding their bells, and a ferry slices by. He ...

Envisioning NYC’s Next Streets Revolution

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3 mentions2 days ago
About 12 years ago, a coalition of advocates under the banner of the New York City Streets Renaissance set out to transform city transportation policy away from the car-oriented status ...

The great American fallout: how small towns came to resent cities

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4 mentions20 hours ago
Joe’s voice takes on a mocking tone. “You gotta quit driving!” he says. “Don’t drive as much.” He rolls his eyes and looks around at his pals, a handful of ...

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

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5 mentions10 hours ago
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The Senate health bill would hugely roll back women's health care

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3 mentions2 days ago
Senate Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act, would make it harder for women to access crucial health benefits — from birth control to ...

The Cities Building a New Divestment Movement Against Trump

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2 mentions4 days ago
On June 8, the GEO group, a prison investment company, issued a press release announcing that the federal prison population is forecast to expand by roughly two percent by 2018,

Downzoning won’t make housing cheaper

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4 mentions2 days ago
The fallacy of composition leads people to get the connection between density and affordability backwards Our good friend at Strong Towns, Chuck Marohn is utterly right about a great many ...

Chicago River still teems with bacteria flushed from sewers after storms

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2 mentions15 hours ago
The thunderstorms that swept across the city on a sultry July evening last year weren't unusual for a typical Chicago summer. But rain still quickly saturated the city's aging sewers,

NYPD threatened me to stop tweeting: parking watchdog

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2 mentions19 hours ago
The watchdog behind a Twitter account that documents NYPD vehicle-parking abuse, usually with photos, says he was visited by Internal Affairs Bureau cops — but only to threaten him into ...

Meet the out-of-work

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3 mentions3 days ago
Even in the midst of a prolonged economic expansion with a low national unemployment rate, jobs are not always available and not everyone who wants work can find it. Both ...

Insurers to Senate: Proposal could harm 74M on Medicaid

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2 mentions2 days ago
Insurance companies are a powerful voice in virtually any congressional debate over health care. In the case of the Senate health-care bill, some insurers didn’t even wait for the official ...

A tale of two Canadas: Where you grow up affects your income in adulthood

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3 mentions7 hours ago
In Canada, geography is destiny: Your financial future, to a surprisingly large degree, depends on the place in Canada where you happen to grow up. That reality is revealed on ...

40 Years From Now, The U.S. Could Look Like Las Vegas

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3 mentions3 days ago
The United States is changing rapidly. The oldest baby boomers are into their retirement years, and the median age of the U.S. population is climbing. At the same time, each ...

Lyft Reinvents the Bus

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3 mentions1 day ago
Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft have, to put it mildly, changed urban transportation. Now, in cities where hailing or calling for a taxi was once an arduous affair, you ...

The anti-innovation presidency

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2 mentions3 days ago
“Innovation” is one of those Washington priorities, like “security” or “the children,” that politicians in both parties tend to describe as investments rather than spending. Even as budget wars have ...

Canada’s Trump Strategy: Go Around Him

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2 mentions3 days ago
Mr. Mulroney’s former chief of staff and ambassador to Washington, Derek Burney, said they urged Mr. Trudeau’s government to “cultivate access, but not just within the White House. To work ...

Sidewalk cafes: Silver bullets for walkable places

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2 mentions3 days ago
The most important thing about building a place with high Walk Appeal isn’t anything we build, nor is it about walking. Of all the factors that entice us to walk ...

Columbia, Maryland was an early template for smart growth. It turns 50 this week.

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2 mentions3 days ago
One part real estate project, one part social experiment, Columbia, Maryland is one of the most ambitious and successful planned communities ever built in the United States. Inspired by purposely ...

G.O.P. Health Plan Is Really a Rollback of Medicaid

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2 mentions2 days ago
Advertisement The UpshotTucked inside the Republican bill to replace Obamacare is a plan to impose a radical diet on a 52-year-old program that insures nearly one in five Americans. The ...

How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

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4 mentions5 days ago
Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn likes to say that when he moved here in 1980, only 600 people lived downtown—300 of them at the old Morgan Street jail. No wonder. Downtown ...

Why Grenfell Tower Burned: Regulators Put Cost Before Safety

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2 mentions16 hours ago
LONDON — The doorbell woke Yassin Adam just before 1 a.m. A neighbor was frantically alerting others on the fourth floor of Grenfell Tower about a fire in his apartment.

Perpetual Neglect

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2 mentions6 hours ago
In late February, Raphael Morris pulled his car onto the gravel path just off St. Louis Avenue in northern St. Louis County, and saw something he’d hoped was a thing ...

Elon Musk's tunnel plan is surprisingly outdated—and bad

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5 mentions2 days ago
The last time Elon Musk was asked to speak at a TED conference was in 2013. He sat down with TED founder Chris Anderson to talk about his many big ...

Trump’s job promises face challenge in auto sector

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2 mentions3 days ago
Donald Trump Steve Scalise ObamaCare Puerto Rico's Future By Reid Wilson - Don't miss a brief. Sign up for our daily email. The Hill 1625 K Street, NW Suite 900 ...

Leftie Cities Say They Want to Fight Climate Change, but Won’t Take the Most Obvious Step to Do It

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10 mentions2 days ago
On June 1, the U.S. Climate Mayors—a network of more than 300 city leaders, including the mayors of the country’s five largest cities—published a commitment to “adopt, honor, and uphold ...

Where Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Failing

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2 mentions5 days ago
Last month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released data showing it had achieved a nearly 40 percent spike in immigration arrests in the first 100 days of the Trump administration.

The Senate GOP health bill in one sentence: poor people pay more for worse insurance

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2 mentions16 hours ago
There are a lot of moving parts in the health bill Senate Republicans just released, but the bigger picture is straightforward. Health care expert Larry Levitt condensed it to less ...

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains

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2 mentions2 days ago
More than a decade after Yvette Harris’s 1997 Mitsubishi was repossessed, she is still paying off her car loan. She has no choice. Her auto lender took her to court ...

Yes-in-my-backyard: the new mantra of young urbanites pushing for denser development

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2 mentions2 days ago
At 29, Michelle German is part of a generation increasingly frustrated by the rising cost of housing that shuts young professionals, less affluent residents and newcomers out of the city’s ...

Everyone loves L.A.

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3 mentions2 days ago
Odd though it may seem, Los Angeles is too lucky for its own good. Sure, the city has its share of problems, as does any metropolis. But it remains a ...

Portland Has a Plan to Do for Buses What It Did for Cycling

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2 mentions3 days ago
A city best known for its bike infrastructure has been giving some thought to how its streets can be designed to better serve people who ride the bus. Portland officials ...

What history says about inequality and technology

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2 mentions21 hours ago
The recent rise in earnings for skilled workers is a rare phenomenon ONE factor behind the rise of income inequality in America over the past four decades is that the ...

London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Transportation Vision: Add a Million People While Cutting Traffic By 3 Million Miles Each Day

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4 mentions3 days ago
London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy for the next 25 years lays out a vision for how his city, expected to add 1.5 million people by 2041 on top of ...

Lyft Isn’t Reinventing City Buses. It’s Undermining Them.

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5 mentions3 days ago
If it carries passengers like a city bus, and it has fixed routes and fares like a city bus, it might as well be a city bus. That, at least,

A Census Time Machine: Sioux Falls Is the Past, Staten Island the Present, Las Vegas the Future

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2 mentions3 days ago
If you find yourself traveling through Nevada’s pointed southern tip, look around: Along with the towering rust-hued rock formations and the Las Vegas Strip, you might catch a glimpse of ...

How America's ever-longer commute reflects its affordable housing crisis

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2 mentions4 days ago
The term “supercommuter,” which refers to those Americans who travel more than 90 minutes each way to work, somewhat blithely suggests something bigger and better. In many ways, modern business ...

Drone footage shows Robin Hood Gardens ahead of imminent demolition

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2 mentions11 hours ago
This drone footage shot by Dezeen surveys the ill-fated brutalist housing estate Robin Hood Gardens, designed by architects Alison and Peter Smithson, which is set to be demolished in the ...

Amazon’s vision for the future: delivery drone beehives in every city

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3 mentions2 hours ago
Amazon’s drone delivery program stopped being a joke a while ago, but the company still has to overcome serious challenges to make the technology actually work. One of these is ...

Inside Travis Kalanick’s Resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.

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2 mentions2 days ago
The corporate drama that unfolded in the hotel was anything but sudden. It was the culmination of several months in which nearly all of Mr. Kalanick’s support base turned against ...

America’s Complex Relationship With Guns

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2 mentions3 days ago
An in-depth look at the attitudes and experiences of U.S. adults A new Pew Research Center survey attempts to better understand the complex relationship Americans have with guns and how ...

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