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When Gun Control Fails: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.

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Do Rising Home Values Make People Feel Richer?

Evidence debunking the "wealth effect."

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

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Worst Cities for Dog Attacks, According to the U.S. Postal Service

If your pet bites a postal worker, you're going to have to come get your mail yourself.

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How Congress Can Help Rust Belt Cities Attract (and Keep) High-Skill Immigrants

Shrinking cities are hoping immigrants will rebuild our their communities. Washington should gear policy to helping them.

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Why Every Mayor Could Benefit From Some Business Experience

An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

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A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?

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Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

K. Scott Kreider

Atlantic City's Incredibly Bad Gamble on the Revel Casino

When it opened, investors promised the Revel would be a savior. Just a year later, it filed for bankruptcy.

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The Link Between High Levels of Homeownership and Unemployment

Communities with lots of homeowners may restrict labor mobility, generate longer commutes, and lower rates of new business formation.

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We May Never Know For Sure Whether Ariel Castro's Neighbors Made Earlier 911 Calls

Cleveland police have released departmental records to try to prove they didn't, despite disturbing statements to the media.

Sarah Goodyear

Putting Inner City Students on a Path to High-Paying Jobs, For Real

How and why Citizen Schools' "apprenticeships" are working.

Om Malik

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

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An Online-Sales Tax May Not Help Brick-and-Mortar Retailers After All

The sales tax bill will raise billions for states. But whether it will help retailers regain customers lost to the web is another question altogether.

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The Uncertain Future of Public Roads

More and more states are privatizing highways and roads. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of increasing debate.

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Why Segregation Is Bad for Everyone

Even wealthy people in the suburbs.

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Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.