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The best of this week's Atlantic Cities

Here's a selection of our best stories this week:

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  1. Equity

    The Side Pittsburgh Doesn't Want You to See

    Pittsburgh filmmaker Chris Ivey has spent over twelve years documenting the lives of the people displaced so that the city can achieve its “cool” status.  

  2. Construction workers build affordable housing units.
    Equity

    Why Is 'Affordable' Housing So Expensive to Build?

    As costs keep rising, it’s becoming harder and harder for governments to subsidize projects like they’ve done in the past.

  3. Equity

    A Tale of Two Cities, and Two Companies

    What Amazon could do for the city where it’s already made its mark.

  4. Downtown Los Angeles is pictured.
    Life

    What Everyone Can Learn From L.A.'s Gentrification

    In its second season, the podcast “There Goes the Neighborhood” explores the pressures of life in a changing Los Angeles—with lessons for listeners everywhere.

  5. An overhead shot of the buildings and roads of a small town in Connecticut.
    Life

    What America Is Losing as Its Small Towns Struggle

    To erode small-town culture is to erode the culture of the nation.