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The Politics of Homeownership

Homeowners are more active in national and local politics than non-owners. This disproportionate involvement can potentially limit the economy and further divide our politics.

Richard Florida

If You Want Less Displacement, Build More Housing

Blocking new development doesn’t keep people from moving in. It often prices residents out of the neighborhoods they’re trying to preserve.

Joe Cortright

Carbon Offsets for Urban Trees Are on the Horizon

Austin, Texas, and King County, Washington, are testing carbon credits for planting and protecting urban trees.

Maria Dolan

Why Robot Cars Will Need a Lot of Human Help

Waymo is preparing to launch self-driving taxis. But the people tending them may be the most important part of the system.

Alexis C. Madrigal

5 Reasons LeBron James’s School Really Is Unique

The I Promise school’s five-year plan, published here in full, details its ambitions to do much more than just educate its students.

Alia Wong



What We’re Reading

How London’s trial of smart cards in the ’90s transformed bus travel (The Guardian)

The best things to do with kids in 13 U.S. cities (Curbed)

The school shootings that weren’t (NPR)

Your next weather apocalypse: the smokestorm (Wired)

Trump’s tax cuts were supposed to depress housing prices. They haven’t (New York Times)


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