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American cities are often described as 'segregated,' but segregation is not always well defined. A new study reveals a distinctive pattern: American cities tend to have many small areas of affluence amid fewer, but often larger, areas of poverty.
15 hours ago   The Atlantic
Buses in the Milwaukee County Transit System now reach 1,300 fewer employers than it did in 2001 thanks to state budget cuts.
17 hours ago   Urban Milwaukee
The Seattle Department of Transportation is pitching new bike routes as safe infrastructure for all ages.
19 hours ago   The Urbanist
In this radio report on the use of the expensive, controversial strategy of desalination to meet California's water needs in an epic drought, KQED's science reporter speaks with the mayor of Carmel, a V.P. of Poseidon Water, and an environmentalist.
21 hours ago   NPR-Morning Edition
It seems like the political winds are moving against the Dallas Trinity Toll Road proposal—but the debate isn't over yet.
23 hours ago   The Dallas Morning News
The liberal, affluent enclave of Santa Monica is infamous for its controversies over growth policy. A proposed Zoning Ordinance Update (ZOU), currently under consideration by the City Council, has struck a nerve.
Yesterday   KPCC
Public housing doesn't suffer the derision that it used to, but housing agencies remain strapped. Critics and residents contend that the New York City Housing Authority, the largest landlord of them all, continues to let down the city's neediest.
Yesterday   Pacific Standard
In the wealthy community of Spring Valley, just inside the western boundaries of the District of Columbia, residents are opposing a proposed development by claiming the site—a parking lot—is a historic landmark.
Yesterday   Washington City Paper
Our immigration system is broken and needs comprehensive reform. Comprehensive reform would address all aspects of our immigration system, not just focus on enforcement measures, for example, or on updating a single kind of visa.
Yesterday   Shelterforce
Parks almost always sound like a good idea. But some are vacant while others are transformative. Here's a list of ten recently completed projects that fall solidly in the latter category.
Yesterday   USA Today
Henry Melcher reports on a massive investment plans for Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Yesterday   The Architect's Newspaper