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NBC News

The American dream while Black: Locked in a vicious cycle

Ebony Jones thought she was one of the lucky ones. Jones, a Black woman in her 30s, inherited a home her grandfather, a World War II veteran, had bought nearly seven decades earlier with the help of his GI Bill benefits.

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The Star (Malaysia)

Designing liveable cities for the future

WHEN Covid-19 hit, many of us were caught unprepared. None more so than those living in the cities.

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Stuff NZ

Filling the gaps: the ups and downs of infill housing

Ask Hamilton resident Jean what she likes about living on Beatty Street and her answer reads like a real estate ad.

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Daily Nation (Kenya)

Commuter transport in Nairobi set for a facelift

The routes the DMUs will service will include the Nairobi Central Station to Syokimau, Embakasi Village, Ruiru, and Kikuyu.

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Crain’s Chicago Business

Police shootings in suburbs seldom scrutinized or punished

Police from several south suburbs early one morning in November 2018 descended on Manny’s Blue Room Lounge in Robbins, responding to shots fired inside. By the time Midlothian officer Ian Covey arrived with his gun drawn, a bar security guard had pinned a suspected shooter to the ground.

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The Monitor (Uganda)

New cities challenged in court

Elections in the newly created 10 cities, hang in balance after former Bufumbira East MP challenged the legislation process leading to their creation earlier this year as illegal.

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New York Times

Rich City Tykes Swell Schools in Hamptons and Hudson Valley

New York parents of means are seeking less congested classrooms near their second — third? — homes.

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Smart Cities Dive

Tuk tuks could shift from novelty to necessity in the COVID era

Rickshaws and pedicabs offer a key advantage over most common forms of city transportation: they are open-air at a time when air flow is more important than ever.

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Cedar Rapids Gazette

Rural Iowa’s lack of affordable housing creates barrier for new business

Economic development, business leaders fear ‘drain on economy’

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Should You Ditch the City? Here’s Why We Did.

The trade-offs around savings, expenses and schools made the suburbs worth it.

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