All things urban, from The Atlantic.
The Capitol attack and locked-down inauguration both illustrate how powerless D.C. residents are, statehood advocates say. @kristoncapps reports:
The extraordinary military presence during what has traditionally been a week of citywide festivities is just one more nerve-wracking reminder that those who call Washington home are not invited to participate in the decisions shaping the city today
A trio of bills propose plugging California's huge housing gap with commercial-to-residential conversions of strip malls. New research suggests it could work, reports @freqresponse :
It works like a ski lift, giving cyclists and parents with strollers a ride up the hill. #citylabarchive
“To say that a rule that requires cities to analyze segregation would ‘destroy the suburbs’ is as close as you can get to an endorsement of racial segregation without actually saying the words, " said @ShamusRoller , executive director of the @NHLP
This election is like no other — and cities are preparing for the worst. A number of major U.S. cities are taking steps to avoid widespread voter intimidation and civil unrest ahead of Election Day.
Black neighborhoods in Chicago see more poverty, air pollution, extreme heat and flood damage, and less access to health care and food — all factors that make residents more vulnerable to the coronavirus.
The Minneapolis police department has been making an average of 80% fewer traffic stops each week since May 25, the day of George Floyd’s death.
Last week, the Trump administration introduced a new fair housing rule that winds back desegregation requirements — and flouts the review process, setting up a legal challenge. This has been in the works for months.