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  • Washington Journal Bruce Schaller Dicusses New York Citys Congestion Fee
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    Bruce Schaller on New York City's "Congestion Fee"

    Transportation consultant Bruce Schaller talked about New York City becoming the first major city to charge a “congestion fee” on vehicles entering its most congested streets. He spoke via…

  • President Trump Signs Opportunity and Revitalization Executive Order
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    President Trump Executive Order Signing

    President Trump signed an executive order establishing an Opportunity and Revitalization Council with the aim of creating economic opportunity zones in distressed communities. Housing and…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments to the question, “Is there an urban-rural divide?” Data from the 2018 midterm elections indicated that rural…

  • Urban School Superintendents Conference Panel Discussion
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    Urban School Superintendents Conference, Panel Discussion

    AASA, the School Superintendents Association and Howard University hosted a panel discussion on challenges faced by urban school superintendents. It was part of AASA’s annual conference for…

  • emRendezvous with Oblivionem
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    Rendezvous with Oblivion

    Thomas Frank examined economic inequalities in cities across the country.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

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

  • 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 society…

  • US Conference of Mayors Holds Winter Meeting
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    U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, Part 2

    In this portion of U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting, Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) talked about the demographic and economic challenges affecting local communities and the investments…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

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