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London's canal walkways now have "duck lanes"

Running or cycling down the Regents Canal in central London is one of the city’s great pleasures. The water’s edge is lined with narrowboats. Cafés and galleries occupy once-derelict warehouses and factories, serving delicious coffee at tiny tables. 263 more words

Video: How bad architecture has ruined American life

In James Howard Kunstler’s view, public spaces should be inspired centers of civic life and the physical manifestation of the common good. Instead, he argues, what we have in America is a nation of places not worth caring about — a landscape made up of “38,000 cluster-fucks.” 8 more words

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Shattered Glass, 1970

Shattered storefront windows – Massachusetts, 1970.

American Cities

The Thin White Line: Most Cops Don't Look Like the Residents They Serve

By Bryan Schatz and AJ Vicens

In Baltimore, white people make up 28 percent of the population but 50 percent of the city’s police officers. In Philadelphia, where police and protesters clashed last Thursday during a #FreddieGray rally, whites are 37 percent of the population but 58 percent of the police force. 194 more words

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#Jane's WalkCHICAGO: South Chicago, End to End

Join volunteers with Health Leads Chicago for a unique Jane’s Walk as we meet with two leaders in the neighborhood. We’ll begin at St. Michael’s Church on 83rd Street at 1PM this Saturday, May 2nd. 197 more words

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JELANI COBB: Baltimore and the State of American Cities

New Yorker — Six weeks ago, before Baltimore had become the latest venue for outrage over the killing of black men by the police, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivered her annual State of the City address. 215 more words

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