Copenhagen, Denmark. Photo by Pedro Otones, via Flickr.

Daily Headlines for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Public Square | Climate leadership, declining Rust Belt cities, Trump appointments, affordability, bicycles, mixed use, and gentrification.

Cities and States Lead on Climate Change
The New York Times — November 29, 2016
As President-elect Donald J. Trump considers whether to break the United States commitment to the Paris climate accord, the rise of clean energy across the heartland is already too well entrenched to be reversed.

Looking Back From the Future
Governing — November 2016
Let’s look back at a place once left for dead: New York City. In the 1970s, it was failing and nearly went bankrupt. Films like Death Wish and Taxi Driver portrayed an urban dystopia. 

Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary
The New York Times — November 29, 2016
Mr. Trump named Elaine L. Chao on Tuesday as his choice to be the next secretary of transportation, elevating someone whose background and experience are in many respects completely at odds with the brash and disruptive tenor of his anti-Washington campaign.

This Neural Network Dreams In Cities
Fast Company — November 30, 2016
From above, each city has its own distinct character: something beyond the sum of its parts, a unique fingerprint of streets and houses that makes it quintessentially itself. 

Local News

Suburbs seeking transit look for ways to keep residents from being priced out
The Washington Post — November 29, 2016
With prices starting at nearly $1.5 million, the townhouses being built just inside the Capital Beltway in Montgomery County promise “modern luxury” with private elevators, designer kitchens and rooftop terraces. 

Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen
The Guardian — November 30, 2016
In the last year, 35,080 more bikes have joined the daily roll, bringing the total number to 265,700, compared with 252,600 cars.

Miami Neighborhood Gets a High-Tech Makeover
The Wall Street Journal — November 29, 2016
South Florida-based commercial real-estate brokerage and developer Metro 1 is working with private investment firm Dragon Global to develop a 15-acre mixed-use project, called Magic City, in Miami’s Upper East Side.

Twin Cities gentrification must stop
Minnesota Daily — November 29, 2016
A recent study conducted by the University of Minnesota found that more than one-third of Minneapolis’ low-income areas had experienced gentrification from 2000 to 2014.

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