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Planetizen Week in Review: July 25, 2016

The Republic National Convention dominated the news last week, and for good reason. There was also eye candy for New York transit advocates and lots of new housing research to enjoy.
July 25, 2016, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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The 2016 version of the Republic National Convention made its visit to Cleveland last week, and while the mainstream media focused on the speeches, urbanism-focused media focused on the up-and-down recovery of Cleveland. Don't forget the Republic Party's official 2016 platform, however, which lays out a policy agenda of consequence for the federal government's approach to the built environment.

Making the rounds on some of Planetizen's favorite websites last week were dueling takes on the housing market and a bunch of fancy new renderings for a proposed $27 billion redesign project for the New York subway. Finally, the National league of Cities did a semantic analysis of 100 "State of the City" speeches.

For more information on the stories in the latest Planetizen Week in Review:

Republicans Reveal an Anti-Urban, Anti-Public Transit Platform
Study: Bureaucracy Restricts Housing Supply
Study: Land Use Regulation Restricts Housing Supply
Ambitious Design Overhaul Proposed for New York Subway Stations and Cars
What Mayors Talk About When Everyone Is Listening

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Published on Monday, July 25, 2016 in Planetizen
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