Also today: Could self-driving trucks be good for drivers?
What We’re Following
Housing scoop: We’ve obtained a draft document that suggests the Trump administration could introduce minimum work requirements for recipients of housing aid, while raising rents for others. CityLab’s Kriston Capps has the story.
Kidz bop: How do you measure how kid-friendly the design of your city is? Try the “popsicle test.”
Convictions stashed: Prosecutors in San Francisco have announced they will throw out thousands of cannabis-related convictions for residents dating back to 1975, as NPR reports. CityLab’s Brentin Mock is on the story: “After California legalized recreational use this year, San Francisco is one of a number of cities in the state that are building and strengthening their racial equity provisions, in what’s looking like a race to the top. It’s these kind of “marijuana justice” provisions that Senator Cory Booker would like to make federal law.” Watch for Brentin's forthcoming story.
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“Detroit never died. It might have gone to sleep for a minute, but it never died.”
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What We’re Reading
Imagine a black monument in every U.S. state and territory (Mic)
Is postmodernism a palate cleanser? (Curbed)
Maybe Uber and Lyft aren’t ruining the American city (Wired)
How homelessness surged in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Times)
What will “the least pedestrian-friendly” part of Denver look like in 10 years? (Denverite)
Laser scans reveal Mayan “megalopolis” (National Geographic)