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All things urban, from The Atlantic.

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Joe Biden's journey to the White House included 2 million miles on Amtrak. (via @bopinion )

The Capitol attack and locked-down inauguration both illustrate how powerless D.C. residents are, statehood advocates say. @kristoncapps  reports:

Yes, squirrels are "public information exploiters." #citylabarchive 

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 tackle barriers to capital for Black businesses, an Oakland project is trying a new strategy: Monthly cash payments, no strings attached. @brentinmock  reports:

"Capitol building insurrectionists were fighting to uphold the very ideology Morant Bay protesters demonstrated against: structural racism," writes @TyeshaMaddoxPhD 

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Barcelona is now warning landlords to fill vacant rental units with tenants or the government will take over their properties

An estimated 27% of adults in the U.S. missed their rent or mortgage payment for July. That’s probably going to be worse in August.

1/ After a local campaign pressured Airbnb to take aggressive action for the week of inauguration and FBI intelligence warned of armed demonstrations in 50 states and D.C., Airbnb announced a new policy Wednesday

Barcelona is now warning landlords to fill vacant rental units with tenants or the government will take over their properties

“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 

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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.

There are more gun dealers than grocery stores or coffee shops in the U.S.

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