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CityLab Daily: Where American Kids Are In Crisis

Also today: What’s needed to actually fund infrastructure, and the NRA gets some pushback in Dallas.

A family embraces as they say goodbye after a visit at San Quentin state prison in California.

Where American Kids Are In Crisis

Kids repeatedly exposed to violence, homelessness, and addiction are more likely to carry the long-term effects into adulthood. A new report breaks down the geographic and racial distribution of this trauma.

What It Would Actually Take to Fund Infrastructure

Commentators have broadly agreed Trump’s infrastructure proposal is not nearly enough. Here’s a blueprint for how to do better.

A sculpture of the Airbnb logo is pictured.

Airbnb and the Unintended Consequences of 'Disruption'

Tech analysts are prone to predicting utopia or dystopia. They’re worse at imagining the side effects of a firm's success.

Wang Qingsong (center) directed the re-creation of "The Bloody Clothes" in the ruins of a candy factory in Highland Park.

Socialist Art From China, Remade in Michigan

The artist Wang Qingsong has re-staged a 1959 artwork called “The Bloody Clothes” in Highland Park, a small city within Detroit.

The Fight for Paid Sick Leave Moves South

Austin just became the first city in Texas to pass an expansive paid sick leave policy, despite state preemption measures that bar them from passing other progressive workers’ rights bills.

Do You Understand Crypto?

CityLab tests your grasp of our virtual currency-filled future.

Dallas Politico to NRA: Don't Bring Your Guns to Town

The city agreed to waive convention center rental fees to the gun rights group for their annual convention in May. Now one city council member has raised an objection.

Oystein Braaten celebrates with a Norwegian flag after winning the men's ski slopestyle finals.

The U.S. Is Getting Crushed in the Winter Olympics

Meanwhile, smaller nations with cold climates dominate.

CityLab Daily: L.A.'s Pre-High Line Moment

Also today: The case for a mayor in the White House, and how Australia conquered guns.

Hire a Refugee (and Pay in Cryptocurrency). What Could Go Wrong?

When technology meets the global refugee crisis, the lines between profit and philanthropy get blurry.

A row of homes in North London.

A Fix to the U.K. Housing Crunch: Have More Money

Why can’t British Millennials afford homes? Some media coverage suggests it’s their personal spending habits.

The G2 parcel at Taylor Yard in the City of Los Angeles

Can the L.A. River Avoid 'Green Gentrification'?

As the city rediscovers the river, the future of communities along its path hangs in the balance.

The FBI's Forgotten War on Black-Owned Bookstores

At the height of the Black Power movement, the Bureau focused on the unlikeliest of public enemies: black independent booksellers.

Can a Mayor Take the White House?

Historically, running a city has been no help to presidential aspirants. But that might soon change.

How Australia Conquered Guns, and Why America Can't

Gun control advocates point to Australia for inspiration in ending gun violence. The Australian Ambassador to the United States, Joe Hockey, thinks they should stop.

Wakanda: The Chocolatest City

The new Marvel superhero movie Black Panther shows the benefits and the risks associated with sustaining and protecting a majority-black community.  

CityLab Daily: Bikeshare Beware

Also today: A portrait of Parkland, Florida, and Seattle is winning the war on the car commute.

World map showing the 400-plus large cities that sit in biodiversity hotspots

Mapping the 'Conflict Zones' Between Sprawl and Biodiversity

If cities keep growing as they do now, nearly 400 of them will sprawl into the habitats of endangered species by 2030.

Why Reform SNAP? Food Aid Is Working

There’s no better tool in the federal government’s anti-poverty arsenal.