Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Court Tells HUD to Reinstate Obama-Era Rule

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Back on: A federal judge is ordering HUD to implement a delayed Obama-era rule designed to break up concentrated pockets of poverty in a dozen cities—giving low-income people more access to affluent neighborhoods. The judge’s action follows a lobbying storm, The Washington Post reports: A coalition of civil rights organizations sued the Trump administration in October after HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced that the agency would delay implementing the rule by nearly two years to allow the new a...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: The 5 Stories We Couldn’t Stop Seeing in 2017

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In this year of Trump, fires, and floods, as the news cycle spun from one WTF? story to the next, it was easy to feel overwhelmed by the ceaseless stream of craziness. But as CityLab’s Lab Report—our morning news roundup—scanned the headlines and monitored the cultural shifts, climate cataclysms, and policy battles that rumbled through 2017, a handful of recurring themes emerged. These are the five urban stories that wouldn’t go away this year—the ones that we had to just keep reading, and writi...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Where, Why, and How Cities Are Busing Homeless People Out

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Bussed out: In an 18-month investigation The Guardian tracked the outcomes of 34,240 journeys of homeless people who were relocated by U.S. cities. It’s the first systematic look at these homeless relocation programs. Almost half originated in New York, the first major city to begin providing free bus tickets to homeless people in 1987. Among many other takeaways: Officials currently involved in running programs in Denver, Jacksonville, and Salt Lake City all told The Guardian they saw them as c...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Memphis Maneuvers Around State Law to Remove Confederate Statues

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Statues down: A nonprofit in Memphis did last night what the city legally could not: remove two Confederate statues from downtown parks. The maneuver around state laws is likely to draw a lawsuit—the city council first voted to sell the parks to the nonprofit for $1,000 each. Memphis Commercial Appeal reports: “This is a step in the right direction. I am not sure it’s time to take a victory lap quite yet but this is definitely something to celebrate,” said the Rev. Earle Fisher, pastor of Abyssi...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: NYC Takes the Lead in Tackling Algorithm Bias

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Algorithm accountability: A new bill in New York City—the first of its kind the U.S.—will prompt investigation into the algorithms city agencies use to make their decisions, and whether this artificial intelligence perpetuates unfair biases. Business Insider reports: New York Civil Liberties councilmember Rashida Richardson describes the bill as a watershed moment. “This bill is the first in the nation to take such a broad view of the problem and recognize that for algorithms to benefit society,...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Mapping the Displacement From ‘Urban Renewal’

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Mapping displacement: On paper, the U.S. government’s urban renewal projects of 1950s and ‘60s aimed to tear down blighted slums and replace them with affordable housing. But in practice, the strategy ended up displacing hundreds of thousands of city residents, as a new mapping tool helps illustrate. National Geographic reports: In many places, there was a net loss of housing as city leaders decided instead to build offices or shopping malls, or to expand hospitals and universities. Urban renewa...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: The Wildly Uneven Recovery of Post-Recession Cities

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The cities left behind: While the nation as a whole has bounced back heartily from the Great Recession, the recovery among cities has been wildly uneven, with only a select handful of cities flourishing over the past decade. Experts speaking with The Associated Press cite three big reasons: high-tech jobs, ballooning housing costs, and the loss of industries and job markets from the recession. More on the findings: Among the nation's 100 largest metro areas, San Francisco experienced the biggest...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Obama Calls Cities ‘The New Face of Leadership’ on Climate Change

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Carrying on: In Chicago yesterday, former President Barack Obama called cities “the new face of American leadership on climate change,” commending the charter that 45 mayors signed to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. As President Trump plans to withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Paris Agreement, the mayors’ pact continues local commitments to the international climate accord. USA Today reports: "In this environment right now, it’s easy sometimes to feel discouraged, and feel as if people a...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict in the Case That Ignited Sanctuary Cities Debate

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Not guilty: In a case that ignited sanctuary city rhetoric around the U.S., a San Francisco jury determined Thursday that an undocumented immigrant is not guilty of murder in the death of Katie Steinle. The case became a catalyst in the Trump administration’s moves to undermine so-called sanctuary city policies, and the president and Attorney General Jeff Sessions were quick to condemn the decision.Sessions called the verdict “a travesty of justice” and urged city leaders to “consider carefully ...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Elon Musk’s Short-Sighted Vision for L.A. Tunnels

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Tunnel vision: For all the brilliant engineering in Elon Musk’s plans for a network of high-speed transport tunnels beneath Los Angeles, the vision remains a shallow one, a Governing column notes, in its failure to predict impacts to the built environment above ground. Pointing to the transformative impact of subways, streetcars, and highways, New York City planner Alex Marshall writes: With this in mind, you can see where Musk goes wrong. He talks of the built environment as if it were static—a...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Uber’s Very Bad Day

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Uber’s double whammy: Uber’s financial troubles appear to only be getting worse, with a new report this morning that some early investors are looking to sell their shares amid third-quarter losses of $1.5 billion. That sale would drop the company’s valuation by 30 percent, Bloomberg reports. And that’s not all: A federal court hearing Tuesday revealed the company has a team “dedicated to spying on rival companies and ‘impeding’ legal investigations.” The Guardian reports: The dramatic public tes...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto Project Raises Privacy Concerns

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Whose data is it anyway?: Some privacy advocates have sounded the alarm on Sidewalk Labs’ plans to create a new high-tech innovation district on Toronto’s waterfront, noting the incentives for parent company Alphabet (Google’s owner) to collect personal data from residents. In an interview with GeekWire, Sidewalk Labs CEO Dan Doctoroff emphasizes the ongoing conversation to address these concerns: Doctoroff ... hopes that the Toronto project can become a testbed, not just for smart city innovati...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: A Permanent Block on Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Order

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Sanctuary showdown: In the latest saga of a battle some experts predict may wind up in the Supreme Court, a federal judge yesterday issued a permanent block to the White House’s order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities that don’t comply with federal immigration authorities. As The Washington Post reports, the judge cited constitutional conflicts with the order: The ruling by District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco comes in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of San Francisco...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Digging for the Real Dirt in Amazon’s HQ2 Bids

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HQ2 transparency: For all the hype over Amazon’s HQ2 bids, so far there’s not a lot of public information out there on what exactly the 238 cities are offering. Enter Muckrock, an investigative reporting nonprofit that’s working to crowdsource “the nitty-gritty details of every bid”—particularly the corporate subsidies cities are promising. Next City reports on the effort: To date, most of the coverage on Amazon hopefuls (including, to be fair, our own) has focused on the wild stunts cities are ...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Prepare for the Culture War Over Self-Driving Cars

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“From my cold, dead hands”: With the self-driving car revolution predicted to arrive within the next two decades, we may be facing “the next great battleground of America’s culture wars,” The Week writes. Picking up on the prediction from former General Motors VP Bob Lutz that “human-driven vehicles will be legislated off the highways,” The Week expects a messy fight to come: Some social media users were thrilled by Lutz's prediction, commenting on the technology's potential safety aspects and h...

Database Proof Substratum: Substratum of Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Are Opioid Makers the Next ‘Big Tobacco’ for Local Governments?

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Taking on Big Pharm: Two years ago, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood became the first state attorney to sue a prescription drugmaker for its role in the opioid crisis. In the time since, more than 100 states, cities, and counties have pursued similar lawsuits—a trend many see echoing the fight against big tobacco in the late ‘90s. Governing reports: One significant difference between the opioid cases and the tobacco cases is that counties and cities are filing suit this time—not just the st...

Database Proof Substratum: Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: What to Watch on Election Day

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Election Day: While the Virginia and New Jersey governor races hog national headlines, Politico rounds up 15 other high-impact election issues to watch today, including the St. Petersburg mayor race Obama got involved in, the most expensive ballot measure in Ohio’s history (over drug prices), and the Twin Cities’ use of “ranked-choice voting” model.About that Virginia race, though: Vox looks at how governor’s election became a battle over sanctuary cities—which don’t actually exist in the state....

Database Proof Substratum: Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Cities Are Still Feeling Out the Sharing Economy

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Problems sharing: A new survey from the National League of Cities finds cities have mixed attitudes toward the sharing economy as more urban partnerships develop. A third of cities described their relationship with Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb as “very poor”—but more than half said the relationships were “very good” or “good,” and 7 percent chose the word “tenuous.” Fast Company reports: All cities would like the sharing giants to share more data, Rainwater says. … Uber’s Movement platform provides da...

Database Proof Substratum: Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: Where Uber Is Actually Getting Good News

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Uber’s good news: In Uber’s troubled relationship with Europe, one area has emerged as a rare bright spot: the Baltic nations. In Estonia this week, lawmakers legalized the ride-share giant’s operations, following moves by Latvia and Lithuania to regulate and clarify ride-hailing services’ legal status. It’s a case where Uber’s investment in navigating a country’s politics has ultimately paid off, Politico notes: By putting taxis and private-hire vehicles on a similar footing, the new law signif...

Database Proof Substratum: Proof LGBTQs Are Mentally Ill: Lab Report: The ‘Unremitting Hostility’ of States vs. Cities

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Testy relationship: To understand the “unremitting hostility” between states and big cities, Governing speaks to two political scientists who examined state legislation over 120 years, who found that bills affecting cities passed at a 15 to 20 percent lower rate than other legislation. Partisanship, ethnicity, and the lack of a single voice from city delegates all play a role, say the researchers, who translate their past findings to 2017: A few weeks ago, I asked Kousser if he thought the concl...