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Who are the wealthy Russians investing in Trump luxury buildings?

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
A Reuters review found that at least 63 individuals with Russian passports or addresses have bought at least $98.4 million worth of property in seven Trump-branded luxury towers in southern ...

When Cities Are More Economically Powerful Than Nations

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5 mentions2 weeks ago
This post is part of a CityLab series on power—the political kind, the stuff inside batteries and gas tanks, and the transformative might of mass movements. We’ve been talking about ...

Trump's Budget: Expect Reagan-Era Levels of Homelessness

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3 mentions1 week ago
Think of a school bus driver, truly the most thankless job of all. Brutally underpaid. Subject to world-historic levels of daily harassment. On the best of days, bus drivers still ...

The Big Populist Lie

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President Donald Trump might be consumed by half-truths and conspiracy theories, but during the campaign he brought attention to a very real phenomenon: regional inequality. He promised not only a ...

A Transportation Revolution

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2 mentions21 hours ago
A strong nation must have strong cities, towns and neighborhoods. The American model of growth and development weakens our cities, inducing them to take on enormous long-term liabilities in a ...

How to turn around the Scarborough subway’s dead end: Cohn

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Next stop for Scarborough’s subway comes next week, when Toronto council votes yet again on whether to get off the gravy train. Will our politicians take us for a ride,

Understanding US productivity trends from the bottom-up

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As the U.S. economy continues to chug along towards full employment, the nation’s slowing growth in labor productivity – the amount of goods and services a worker produces per hour ...

The Real Roots of Populism

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3 mentions7 days ago
It seemed to begin, of all places, in Toronto: After a brash suburban politician named Rob Ford was elected mayor of Canada’s largest city in 2010, a cascade of self-styled ...


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6 mentions1 week ago
President Trump is a big-city guy. He made his fortune in cities and keeps his family in a Manhattan tower. But when Trump talks about cities, he presents a fearsome ...

Trump's Approval Rating Drops to New Low of 36%

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President Donald Trump's job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders' failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would ...

All under one roof: how malls and cities are becoming indistinguishable

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“We didn’t expect to see stores,” says Yulia, as her husband browses for shoes in one of the shops lining the Oculus, the new focus of New York’s World Trade ...

For Most Cities, the Tech Boom Is a Bust

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
This post is part of a CityLab series on power—the political kind, the stuff inside batteries and gas tanks, and the transformative might of mass movements. From the “world is ...

For Local Transit, Trump’s Budget Promises a Rough Ride

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
Remember all those transit measures that won big at the polls in November? For many left-leaning urban voters, they represented a pinpoint of hope in a sky of GOP gloom.

‘People are scared’: Paranoia seizes Trump’s White House

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A culture of paranoia is consuming the Trump administration, with staffers increasingly preoccupied with perceived enemies—inside their own government. In interviews, nearly a dozen White House aides and federal agency ...