Built-Out Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest, The Streetcar Boondoggle Continues, This Time In Detroit, and more...

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Built-Out Barcelona Makes Space for an Urban Forest

The city is planning a major green makeover to combat the heat island and create a more welcoming place for humans and animals alike.

Feargus O'Sullivan

The Streetcar Boondoggle Continues, This Time In Detroit

The QLine is hardly mass transit.

Bill Bradley

The Mall Isn't Dead, It's Just Changing

Hong Kong figured out how to make shopping malls a sensible part of the urban fabric. Can this model go global?

Stefan Al

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The Wrong Way to Grow a City

A lesson from Cleveland: To avoid deepening inequality, prepare for economic growth before it starts.

Richey Piiparinen

How Some Kids Escape Poverty

Just 16 percent of children who grow up in poverty manage to become economically successful adults. How do they do it?

Mimi Kirk

Gentrification Doesn't Mean Diversity

A historically black D.C. neighborhood markets its diversity to lure Millennials. But what happens when the new arrivals never interact with the longtime residents?

Tanvi Misra

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