A train strike has paralyzed France, Airbnb has screwed San Francisco's housing market, a lack of diversity has wrecked Austin, and two Southern California mayors fucked up, in two very different ways. It's our joyously optimistic look at What's Ruining Our Cities!
A mayor who ruined lives in his quest to dox a Twitter account parodying him. Why Asian tourists are being robbed in Paris. And the super-disturbing history of the ice cream song you'll hear on every street this summer. What's Ruining Our Cities? Indeed.
Why a Raleigh neighborhood wants to tear down a modern house. How a suburb in Cleveland eradicated the school bus. Where Millennials are moving (hint: wherever the transit is). Plus Los Angeles's Instagramming mayor and Vegas's quest to legalize weed, all in this week's Urban Reads.
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