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The British Towns That Aren’t Breaking Up With Europe

After World War II, town twinning was an expression of European solidarity. Even as Britain exits the E.U., many in the U.K. want the tradition to continue.

Hettie O’Brien

When a Jail Becomes a Homeless Shelter

King County, Washington’s plan stoked concerns about the link between homelessness and incarceration. Local leaders say they have a moral obligation to do what they can.

Hallie Golden

The Return of London’s 1930s Futuristic Subway Car

The London Transport Museum is bringing three charming-but-antiquated Q Stock carriages back to life.

Feargus O’Sullivan

How to Push Kid-Friendly Transit in a Rapidly Urbanizing City

An advocate and mom in Dakar, Senegal, talks about elevating a child-focused policy agenda, in a city that’s still struggling with basic infrastructure.

Molly McCluskey

It’s Time to Start Eating Roadkill

Alaskans are eager to salvage meat from deer and moose struck by vehicles. Why won’t it catch on in the Lower 48?

Ella Jacobson


What We’re Reading

A Green New Deal for cars might be easier than you think (The Week)

Atlanta considers covering highways with parks (Wall Street Journal)

Here’s the most affluent town in each state (Business Insider)

The rise and fall of China’s cycling empires (Foreign Policy)

Judge blocks New York City law aimed at curbing Airbnb rentals (New York Times)


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