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The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist

David Broder interviews Philippe Rio Jacobin
Philippe Rio from Grigny, south of Paris, has been voted the world’s best mayor. He told Jacobin about the local social programs that have made his Communist administration a global success story

Imagine a New York City Not Dominated by Real Estate

Danny Katch Jacobin
New York’s commercial real estate sector is in crisis, as office workers are increasingly unwilling to come back into a physical office. It’s an opportunity to rethink what a city that serves its residents rather than commercial landlords could be.

The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood

Richard D. Kahlenberg New York Times
If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning. Taking on exclusionary zoning also begins to address two other challenges the Biden administration has identified: the housing affordability crisis and climate change.

Are Urban Planners Partly to Blame for Gentrification?

Tanner Howard CityLab
The world’s real estate is worth an estimated $217 trillion, making up more than 60 percent of global assets. Even though three-quarters of that amount is tied up in housing, it hasn’t translated to secure shelter or prosperity for many...

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The Best Show on TV Right Now is About Living Carless in the Suburbs

Ben Adler Grist
The best show on TV right now is about working-class African-Americans in the Southern suburbs, and it highlights one of the country’s biggest, least-appreciated problems: living without a car in the midst of sprawl. The show demonstrates the suburbanization of poverty, including how hard it is for people in low-income neighborhoods to get to their jobs.
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