https://www.citylab.com/politics/2017/03/the-midwest-is-in-trouble/520545/ New Census estimates suggest many metros in the Midwest and Northeast are in trouble.
http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/03/portland_to_build_ne_affordabl.html#incart_river_index In 1932, a female African American attorney in Portland ran for state office. Though Beatrice Morrow lost, her decision to run for office when African-Americans were not allowed to vote made her a “hidden hero,” said Maxine Fitzpatrick, executive director of an African American-led Portland housing development group.
http://www.spur.org/news/2017-02-23/inclusionary-housing-good-tool-let-s-wield-it-carefully How much affordable housing should San Francisco require market-rate developers to build? A new study offers recommendations,
https://www.facebook.com/businessinsider/videos/10154241099569071/ Dallas is getting a 0 million urban park that’s more than 11 times as large as Central Park.
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/mar/23/trump-presidency-inspires-reactivation-san-diego-b/ The group says police practices are also a factor in the resurrection of the party.
http://obrag.org/?p=119054 One of San Diego’s most eloquent critics of the establishment and privileged insiders looks at how the city has failed, and continues to fail, it’s homeless citizens.
https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/03/private-infrastructure-investments-still-mean-people-pay-later/520203/ Roads, bridges, and trains jump-started by investor dollars always come looking for public ones, eventually.
https://www.planetizen.com/node/91827/should-people-who-bike-pay-their-own-way-and-how A common refrain among politicians who oppose bike infrastructure investments is that people who bike don’t pay for those projects. What’s a bike advocate to do?
https://www.citylab.com/design/2017/03/the-magic-of-disappearing-highways-map/520263/ Thanks to this free open-source mapping tool, you can digitally demolish your city’s urban expressways with a single click.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-bike-tickets-minorities-0319-20170317-story.html The Chicago Tribune found police wrote more than twice as many citations for bike-related infractions in majority black community areas than white areas.