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Everyone loves L.A.

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2 mentions1 week 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 ...

Tracking the Troubling Rise of State Preemption

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4 mentions2 weeks ago
As cities flex their muscles in opposition to President Trump’s policies on everything from climate change to immigration and economic development, they face a serious obstacle: sweeping state efforts to ...

Tackling global problems? Look to cities, not countries

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Robert Muggah is the co-founder of the Igarape Institute and SecDev Group and is chair of the consultative committee of the Global Parliament of Mayors. The world is buckling under ...

How Tampa Turned a Dead Zone Into a Downtown

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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 ...

How Parking Lots Became the Scourge of American Downtowns

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The downtowns of many American cities are hollowed out by the disastrous impacts of planning events that took place decades ago. These blank spots muffle urban life, deadening the surrounding ...

Can Philadelphia's Innovation District Make Room For Everyone?

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There it was: the gentrification question, in at number five. It gets asked at nearly every event at which I speak about innovation districts. Sometimes it feels like an accusation,

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

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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 ...

Retracing Black Gotham

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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 ...

How urban ‘heat islands’ threaten public health

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This story was originally published by High Country News and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. If heat is the enemy, Marcela Herrera thought she was ...

Affordable Housing and Historic Preservation Go Hand-in-Hand

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As anyone who’s tried to find an apartment lately can tell you firsthand, many of America’s biggest cities are in the midst of a full-blown affordability crisis. All over the ...

Donald Trump Has No Plan for Making America Great Again

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It’s “Infrastructure Week” at the White House. Theoretically. On Monday, the administration announced a plan to spend $200 billion on infrastructure and overhaul U.S. air traffic control. There was a ...

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

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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 ...

Asian Americans in California and the 'Battle for Suburbia'

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Levittown is no longer the suburban archetype. Over the last few decades, these spaces have increasingly become less white and less rich. But despite this ongoing transformation, the idea of ...

Rule-Breaking Teens Are More Likely to Become Entrepreneurs

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One time in the course of my research on high-tech entrepreneurship, I asked a very successful venture capitalist what it took to be successful at high-tech startups. He stared right ...

What Can Akron Do With a Dead Freeway?

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In the annals of bad highways, Akron’s Innerbelt—a sunken six-lane artery built in the 1970s with the hopes of stemming the Northern Ohio city’s then-nascent population loss—deserves special mention. Never ...

A Declaration of Urban Independence

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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 ...

Democrats in an urban box

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Where Trump’s Immigration Crackdown Is Failing

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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.

Here’s how tech startups are ruining cities—and what they can do to fix them

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leo espinosa by Richard Florida June 20, 2017 In the 1980s, I was part of a team doing research into the geography of the high-tech industry. We couldn’t find a ...

The Cities Building a New Divestment Movement Against Trump

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2 mentions5 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,

120 Mayors On The Issues Facing Urban America

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Mayors are leading the country forward with a positive agenda for America. While most of our eyes are glued to investigations and scurrilous revelations at the federal level, mayors are ...

Gallup Daily: Trump Job Approval

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Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 ...