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To remain attractive investments, there's a dawning awareness that large, quasi-public buildings need to be all things to all people

US cities large and small are hiking wages and dangling incentives to attract and retain workers amid rising inflation — just as the risk of a recession deepens

New data has reinforced these trends, underscoring how the coarsening of public debate and anonymity of online harassment has harmed local officials

If you want to go to Venice for the day, you'll soon have to start paying

"We're concerned not only about 2022, but 2024, and all elections going forward," says Brooks Rainwater of the National League of Cities and the Center for City Solutions. "We want to make sure that local officials feel safe."

Transitioning office towers to branded consumer lifestyle experiences is one of several approaches that have been advanced for reinvigorating downtowns

In today's #CityLabDaily : Local officials face a rising tide of harassment

"You can't allow a city like Venice to be devastated by hordes of tourists."

Bangladesh's migrant crisis is a microcosm of one of the most egregious inequalities today — climate injustice

Baltimore has an audacious goal to build a city-owned broadband service that could give its poorest residents equal access to digital resources for education, medical services and jobs


Wells Fargo has been sued for discriminating against Black homeowners by relying on a modernized version of "redlining" (via @BBGEquality )

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

Anyone who has seen Tokyo's Nakagin Capsule Tower will remember it. Studded with gray cubes, the striking building carries an obvious architectural message: This is a modular habitat. It will now be demolished 🧵

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

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.

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.

1/ Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has unveiled legislation that offers billions in federal dollars for cities willing to demolish urban highways that razed or divided neighborhoods decades ago.

A universal basic income experiment in Stockton, California, is nearly halfway over. How has $500 a month affected the lives of 125 random residents? @sarahsholder  reports:

These new federal regulations would weaken enforcement of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which requires communities that receive federal funds to undo their patterns of residential segregation.

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Here's how many hours you need to work at minimum wage to afford a 1-bedroom apartment

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