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The Racial Gap in Education Is Slowly Shrinking

When it comes to academic achievement, students of color show signs of catching up to their white peers, according to a new report—but poor students are left as far behind as ever.

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Why It's a Good Year to Be a Renter: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the past seven days.

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A Growing Seattle Goes All In on Transit

Voters agreed to fund expansions and improvements for local bus and light rail systems. A short film shows how that choice is shaping the city’s future.

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This Month in Urbanism

A sampling of city-focused events around the world. This month: housing policy, innovations in design and technology, urban watersheds, and more.

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The Best Cityreads of 2016

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the past 365 days.

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The 1994 Vote That Shredded NYC Rent Regulation: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Race and the American Skyscraper: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Portland's Answer to Climate Denial? Local Action

Mayor Charlie Hales talks to CityLab about regulating fossil fuels at the local level and organizing cities to take meaningful climate action on their own.

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The Meaning of Home in an Uprooted World: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Imagining the Housing of the Future: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Americans Aren't as Mobile as You Think: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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How the 'Forgotten Class' Rewrote 2016: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Why Republican Candidates Gave Up on American Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.

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Portland Does Away With Demolition for Its Oldest Homes

As single-family homes make way for multi-unit condos, those built before 1916 must be deconstructed rather than demolished.

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The Streets That Make America, Through Legacy and Regeneration: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the past seven days.

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To Map Crisis Zones, Humanitarian Groups Turn to the Crowd

With a smartphone app and some idle time, you can help groups like the Red Cross navigate areas in need.

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The Rise of the City Geek: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Forced Out by a Landlord With Gentrification In Mind: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.