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  • emRendezvous with Oblivionem
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    Rendezvous with Oblivion

    Thomas Frank examined economic inequalities in cities across the country.

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  • National League of Cities Releases Annual Report
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    National League of Cities Report

    The National League of Cities released its fifth annual “State of the Cities” report. The evaluation features consideration and analysis of issues mayors across the country determine need…

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  • Late19th Century Development of Skyscrapers
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    Late-19th Century Development of Skyscrapers

    Washington University in St. Louis professors Margaret Garb and Eric Mumford taught a class about the development of skyscrapers in the late-19th century. First, Professor Garb examined the…

    428 views
  • emBuilding Equitable Citiesem
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    Building Equitable Cities

    Henry Cisneros, former HUD Secretary & San Antonio Mayor, provided his thoughts on how to build and expand economic growth, mobility, and opportunity in cities.

    259 views
  • US Conference of Mayors Examines School and Public Safety
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    Cites and Public Safety Issues

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors convened a discussion on public safety issues facing American cities. Mayors and police chiefs talked about ways they can address challenges, such as gun…

    378 views
  • Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal
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    Civil Rights History and Urban Renewal

    African Americans arrived as slaves in Asheville, North Carolina, near the end of the 18th century, and since then they’ve played a role in the development of the city. In 2016, artist and activist DeWayne Barton…

    593 views
  • emHighRisersem
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    High-Risers

    Journalist Ben Austen reported on public housing in America, retracing the development and demolition of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green housing project, which at one time provided public housing…

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  • Arne Duncan Discusses Gun Violence in Chicago
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    Gun Violence

    Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan and a group of young Chicago residents talked about gun violence in their community. The youth members spoke about their time in jail, re-entering…

    619 views
  • Mitch Landrieu Addresses US Conference of Mayors
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) addressed the opening session of the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. He said the conference of over 1,400 mayors would not be intimidated or divided by…

    549 views
  • Conservative Urban Development Policy Part 2
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    Conservative Urban Development Policy, Part 2

    The American Conservative and R Street Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, co-hosted two panel discussions on conservative urban development policy. The second panel, which…

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  • Discussion on the Conservative Case for Urban Development
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    Discussion on the Conservative Case for Urban Development

    The American Conservative and R Street Institute, a conservative-leaning think tank, co-hosted two panel discussions on conservative urban development policy. Panelists in the first talked…

    745 views
  • Mayors Speak at emChristian Science Monitorem Breakfast
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    Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Mayor Mitch Landrieu

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, spoke about the organization’s agenda. Joining him for the conversation with reporters at the Christian…

    382 views
  • emThe New Urban Crisisem
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    The New Urban Crisis

    Richard Florida talked about his book The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class-and What We Can Do About It, in…

    545 views
  • Peter Moskowitz Discusses emHow to Kill a Cityem
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    How to Kill a City

    Peter Moskowitz talked about his book How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood, in which he discusses the future of American cities. In his book,…

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  • emUrban Forestsem
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    Urban Forests

    Jill Jonnes talked about her book Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape, in which she examines the natural history of trees and their impact on…

    644 views
  • Kay Hymowitz Discusses emThe New Brooklynem
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    The New Brooklyn

    Kay Hymowitz talked about her book The New Brooklyn: What it Takes to Bring a City Back, in which she discusses the transformation of cities

    901 views
  • Newsmakers with Mayors Mick Cornett and Mitch Landrieu
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    Newsmakers with Mayors Mick Cornett and Mitch Landrieu

    Mayors Mick Cornett (R) of Oklahoma City and Mitch Landrieu (D) of New Orleans talked about how cities intended to work with the incoming Trump administration on issues such as…

    433 views
  • US Conference of Mayors Holds Winter Meeting News Conference
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Opening News Conference

    Mayors Mick Cornett (R) and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D), the president and vice president of the U.S. Council of Mayors, held a news conference as the grouo’s winter meeting got underway.…

    241 views
  • Vice Presidentelect Pence Promises Mayors Big Infrastructure Bill
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    Vice President-Elect Mike Pence U.S. Conference of Mayors Address

    Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors' winter meeting. He talked about areas in which the incoming Trump administration would help cities and mayors do…

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  • Rahm Emanuel and Tristram Hunt Discuss the Political Future of Cities
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    Political Future of Cities

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) and Tristram Hunt, a Labour member of the British House of Commons, were the featured speakers at a Brookings Institution event on the political future of…

    437 views
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