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Will Presidential Candidates’ Plans to Address Redlining Work?

Housing plans by Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Pete Buttigieg intend redress for racist redlining housing practices, but who will actually benefit?

CityLab Daily: Imagining New York Without WeWork

Also: When climate activists target public transit, and why asking for bike lanes isn’t smart.

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When Resilience Starts With the City’s Most Vulnerable Youth

A violence-prevention initiative in Tallahassee is also training low-income youth for jobs that contribute to the city’s climate adaptation plan.

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Why Do Micromobility Advocates Have Tiny-Demand Syndrome?

In the 1930s big auto dreamed up freeways and demanded massive car infrastructure. Micromobility needs its own Futurama—one where cars are marginalized.

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When Climate Activists Target Public Transit

The climate protest movement Extinction Rebellion is facing a backlash after disrupting commuters on the London Underground.

CityLab Daily: San Francisco’s Busiest Street is Going Car-Free

Also: What WeWork’s demise could do to New York City real estate, and the socialists taking aim at city council.

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The Rise of the Democratic Socialist City Council

Members of the Democratic Socialists of America have been elected to local office on platforms that reject capitalism and promote working-class interests.

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The Great Crime Decline Is Over in Some Chicago Neighborhoods

Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods saw a crime decline, but recently, their violent crime rates have rebounded while other areas continue to improve.

How Charlotte Perriand Defined Modern Design

The pioneering French designer and architect is the subject of a new retrospective at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris.

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San Francisco’s Busiest Street Is Going Car-Free

A just-approved plan will redesign Market Street to favor bikes, pedestrians, and public transit vehicles. But the vote to ban private cars didn’t happen overnight.

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What WeWork’s Demise Could Do to NYC Real Estate

The troubled coworking company is the largest office tenant in New York City. What happens to the city’s commercial real estate market if it goes under?

CityLab Daily: The Race to Replace Mayor Pete

Also: Here come the remote-controlled scooter-bots, and designing the floating future of cities.

Why Do Instagram Playgrounds Keep Calling Themselves Museums?

The bustling industry of immersive, Instagram-friendly experiences has put a new spin on the word museum.

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Designing the Floating Future

A prototype in the San Francisco Bay is testing a vision for floating buildings built to withstand sea-level rise. And it’s distancing itself from some other utopian visions for floating cities.

Charles Jencks and the Architecture of Compassion

The celebrated architectural theorist, who died this week, left a down-to-earth legacy: thoughtfully designed buildings and landscapes for people with cancer.

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South Bend’s Mayoral Election Could Decide More than Pete Buttigieg's Replacement

Pete Buttigieg's former chief of staff, James Mueller, is vying with a Republican challenger to be the next mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

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One Way to Keep the Sidewalk Clear: Remote-Controlled Scooter-Bots

A new mobility technology company called Tortoise promises to bring semi-autonomous scooters and e-bikes to market. Why?

CityLab Daily: The New Geography of American Immigration

Also: Where the presidential candidates’ public housing plans go wrong, and the millennial urban lifestyle is about to get more expensive.

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What’s Behind the Barcelona Protests?

The sentencing of Catalan independence movement leaders triggered a day of demonstrations in the capital of Catalonia—and more unrest may be coming.