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Fighting hate with compassionate actions: Mayors reflect on Charlottesville

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2 mentions1 day ago
Across the country, the condemnation to the white supremacist rally and violence in Charlottesville was swift and unequivocal, proof that Americans can come together to uphold national values irrespective of ...

Trump doesn’t believe in climate change, but it’s going to drown Mar-a-Lago

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2 mentions17 hours ago
President Donald Trump has called climate change a “hoax” and a very expensive “tax” on American businesses that make the US less competitive. He has threatened to withdraw the US ...

How can cities protect their citizens against vehicle attacks?

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2 mentions1 day ago
Can you make a city safe against terrorists using vehicles as weapons? No, is the short answer, no more than you can against terrorists using other everyday items to execute ...

Manhattan’s Farley Post Office Will Soon Be a Grand Train Hall

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Critics may differ about the current design – it is the fifth iteration of a plan first presented by Sen. Daniel P. Moynihan in the early 1990s – but there ...

Dutch Utility Bets Its Future on an Unusual Strategy: Selling Less Power

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2 mentions1 day ago
For instance, Eneco owns Jedlix, an electric vehicle charging unit, which has partnerships with Tesla and BMW and allows car owners to recharge their vehicles inexpensively when there are large ...

Mansplaining the city

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15 mentions2 days ago
“I know that it’s people like me that started this shit show,” wrote tech worker Chris Tacy in a 2013 essay. “I was part of the gentrification that started the ...

How to Get Away With Murder in Small-Town India

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2 mentions3 hours ago
While reporting in Peepli Khera, I often set myself up at the home of a woman named Anjum, who lived next to a hand pump for water and therefore served ...

The real driver of regional inequality in America

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2 mentions2 days ago
America in the Gilded Age was a starkly unequal place, not just in terms of inequality between people but inequality between regions. Long-settled, fast-industrializing states in the Northeast were far ...

Confronting Male Dominance in the Urban Planning Debate

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3 mentions2 days ago
Why are conversations about urban planning issues — especially online — so dominated by men? Alissa Walker at Curbed recently explored that topic in a lengthy and well-worth-reading-in-full article, “Mansplaining ...

On The Constant State of Motion Through Imperfect Cities

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2 mentions3 days ago
There’s no perfect city. We also can’t expect people to fix cities and not bear the brunt of what it means to be the only person in a city who ...

Here's What to Do With the Empty Plinths of Baltimore's Confederate Statues

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3 mentions2 days ago
Put them to work, Trafalgar Square style. Baltimore suddenly has a surfeit of empty sculptural plinths. Overnight, Mayor Catherine Pugh and a fleet of trucks removed four Confederate monuments with ...

The 1850s Response to the Racism of 2017

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2 mentions4 days ago
Last night, Tucker Carlson took on the subject of slavery on his Fox News show. Slavery is evil, he noted. However, slavery permeated the ancient world, he said, as reflected ...


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4 mentions3 days ago
To our fellow Jews, in the United States, in Israel, and around the world: We know that, up to now, some of you have made an effort to reserve judgment ...

Behold These Astonishing Infographics of Transit Fleets

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3 mentions2 days ago
Check out these meticulously detailed infographics of every public transportation mode in 24 major cities. Peter Dovak really loves public transportation. So much so that in April of last year,

The Trump Administration Removed the White House's Bikeshare Station

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7 mentions2 days ago
As Capital Bikeshare grew bigger and more widespread over the past seven years, there was always one station the vast majority of users could never access: a nine-slot dock inside ...

Heastie: Congestion pricing is 'on the table'

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2 mentions2 days ago
SCHENECTADY — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says congestion pricing to raise money for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is “on the table” and he will ponder it with his Democratic colleagues ...

Craft Beer Could Be Fueling Your Neighborhood's Resurgence

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7 mentions11 hours ago
A new study tells the story of craft beer’s astonishing rise and geographic clustering. I enjoy living in Canada for many reasons, but one downside has been my distance from ...

States Hope to Make One of the Dirtiest, Deadliest Jobs a Little Safer

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2 mentions2 days ago
Garbage workers are killed on the job more often than police or firefighters. Collecting trash is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. In fact, garbage workers are ...

RPA Releases Comprehensive Proposals to Transform Trans-Hudson Travel

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2 mentions22 hours ago
Read the ReportNEW YORK – Today Regional Plan Association (RPA) released a report entitled Crossing the Hudson: How to Increase Transit Capacity and Improve Commutes containing recommendations for fundamentally transforming ...

If you build it, they will ride: pop-up bike lanes prove that demand exists

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3 mentions2 days ago
Photos courtesy of NewTown Macon Last September, the town of Macon, Georgia installed a network of temporary bike lanes. In the two weeks that the lanes were up, bike traffic ...

The Rise of the 'Night Mayor' in America

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6 mentions4 days ago
The concept caught fire in Europe and is gaining relevance in large and small cities across the Atlantic. Mirik Milan has become a kind of city management celebrity. As Amsterdam’s ...

The Senate subway: The new epicenter of American democracy?

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2 mentions3 days ago
It’s a slightly comical transportation system in the bowels of the U.S. Capitol that few Americans know exists: the Senate subway system. Not subway like Metro — but two sets ...

Why Seattle Builds Apartments, but Vancouver, BC, Builds Condos

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4 mentions4 days ago
When it comes to condominium development, Cascadia’s two largest cities couldn’t be more different. Last year nearly 60 percent of new housing starts in the city of Vancouver, BC, were ...

The robots are coming, this time to rural Wisconsin

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3 mentions17 hours ago
The workers of the first shift had just finished their morning cigarettes and settled into place when one last car pulled into the factory parking lot, driving past an American ...

Transit projects have to make impossible guesses on ridership predictions

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2 mentions2 days ago
New York's elevated railroads brought transit to farmland and sparked development of a city. China still does this. But in the United States, today, transit projects are expected to bring ...

Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?

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2 mentions5 days ago
A day after the brawling and racist brutality and deaths in Virginia, Governor Terry McAuliffe asked, “How did we get to this place?” The more relevant question after Charlottesville—and other ...

Every City Needs a Crank; A conversation with architecture critic Inga Saffron

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2 mentions2 days ago
anchor This week we're joined by Inga Saffron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. If you haven't read her latest piece on Henry Wilcots, the relatively unknown ...

In Charlottesville, the Local Jewish Community Presses On

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4 mentions4 days ago
By Alan Zimmerman , 8/14/2017 At Congregation Beth Israel in Charlottesville, VA, we are deeply grateful for the support and prayers of the broader Reform Jewish community. Our thoughts and ...

White People, Show Us

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2 mentions19 hours ago
Over the past several days we have watched in disgust as the progeny from our nation’s despicable past terrorized a city, committed murder, and received tacit approval from the highest ...

Bannon: 'The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.'

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2 mentions1 day ago
Departed White House strategist speaks to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. With the departure from the White House of strategist Stephen K. Bannon, who helped shape the so-called nationalist-populist program embraced by ...

The Chilling Effects of Openly Displayed Firearms

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4 mentions3 days ago
It could have been so much worse. Like ISIS attackers in Europe, the Charlottesville murderer used a car as his assault weapon. But Charlottesville this past weekend was crammed with ...

Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

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3 mentions1 day ago
In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern ...

“The Monuments Must Go”: An Open Letter From the Great, Great Grandsons of Stonewall Jackson

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6 mentions3 days ago
Dear Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and members of the Monument Avenue Commission, We are native Richmonders and also the great, great grandsons of Stonewall Jackson. As two of the closest ...

The Hidden Wealth of Cities

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2 mentions3 days ago
To find it, a new book says, localities need look no further than their roads, airports and convention centers. In the years since the Great Recession, there’s been a lot ...

Trump Tells Aides He Has Decided to Remove Stephen Bannon

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2 mentions2 days ago
Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white ...

Savor This Five-Senses Forecast of Future Cities

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2 mentions1 hour ago
How might climate change and new technology cause upheavals in our sensorial landscape? In the future, cities will be larger, denser, and possibly striding on huge mechanical legs. But they ...

Baltimore Just Showed America How to Take Its Confederate Monuments Down

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3 mentions3 days ago
For a city dogged by violence and unrest, this was a big deal. Early this morning, a small crowd of joggers stood at the polished granite base of a statue ...

When the (Empty) Apartment Next Door Is Owned by an Oligarch

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4 mentions1 day ago
“We’re not talking about an asset bubble in apples, or copper or something that you could easily forgo,” said Josh Gordon, a professor in the School of Public Policy at ...

Richard Florida Is Sorry

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3 mentions8 hours ago
Richard Florida, one of the most influential thinkers about cities in postwar America, wants you to know that he got almost everything about cities wrong. If you live in an ...

By the busload: £940m bill for Boris Johnson's mayoral 'vanity projects'

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2 mentions11 hours ago
The scrapping of Boris Johnson’s Garden Bridge project has exposed a £940m bill for his “vanity projects” as London mayor and prompted a senior Labour figure to say her party ...

The Power of the Muscle Car That Killed in Charlottesville

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2 mentions6 days ago
There’s an awful logic to the American muscle car that served as a weapon of hate in Charlottesville. If you wanted a car that could hurt people, you can do ...

Evidence of a Toxic Environment for Women in Economics

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2 mentions2 days ago
This is what Ms. Wu did in her paper, “Gender Stereotyping in Academia: Evidence From Economics Job Market Rumors Forum.” Ms. Wu mined more than a million posts from an ...

White Supremacists' War on the Public Square

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16 mentions2 days ago
Fascism and open carry are incompatible with the public square, in Charlottesville and beyond. Details are slowly emerging about the fatal vehicular attack in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday. James Fields,

America’s Buses Lose Riders, Imperiling Their Future

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2 mentions5 days ago
Aug. 12, 2017 8:00 a.m. ET A staple of American urban life—the city bus—is in a state of steady decline. Ridership on city buses around the country was down 13% ...

Real estate: Developer describes ‘epic’ impact of Google’s downtown San Jose plans

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2 mentions6 days ago
Mike Kim grew up in San Jose and can deftly describe the transformation of the city’s downtown — its gradual, and at times painful, progress toward becoming an urban destination.

White House review nears end: Officials expect Bannon firing

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2 mentions2 days ago
Susan Bro — the mother of 32-year-old Heather Heyer who was killed Saturday when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors at a white nationalist rally in ...


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2 mentions3 days ago
When militia members and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday with Nazi flags and racist placards, many of them also carried firearms openly, including semiautomatic weapons. They came ...

Redlining Returns To Denver, but With a Neoliberal Twist

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3 mentions2 days ago
In late August 2014, the Colorado Department of Transportation quietly unveiled a plan to radically overhaul a stretch of Interstate 70 as it passes through Denver. The project would add ...

“Skateboard Urbanism” Could Change Park Planning

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2 mentions1 day ago
On a Thursday afternoon in autumn, there are close to a dozen skateboarders and BMX riders weaving around Paine’s Park obstacles and each other. Josh Dubin, the executive director of ...

CBO says Trump's Obamacare sabotage would cost $194 billion, drive up premiums 20%

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2 mentions5 days ago
This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to ...

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