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When a Road Diet Goes Off the Rails

  In cities nationwide, efforts to redesign streets for bikes and pedestrians can face stiff resistance. On a rainy March evening in Pasadena, California, about 350 people packed the auditorium of Pasadena City College for a standing-room-only public meeting. The issue of the hour: Reducing the number of travel lanes of Orange Grove Boulevard. Authorities […]

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Can Hollywood Find the Drama in a Property Rights Milestone?

The new movie Little Pink House dramatizes the Supreme Court decision that changed the way Americans saw eminent domain. A Hollywood movie about eminent domain—you have to love it. The drama, heartbreak, and nail-biting suspense of urban planning, up on the big screen. It helps that the heroine of the new film Little Pink House […]

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Navigator: Your Stories From Abroad

The Navigator newsletter lands in your inbox every other Friday. Sign up here! In the last edition of Navigator, I shared how my experience living abroad has shaped my identity—and asked for your reflections. Some of the responses I got from y’all are excerpted below: Kevin, writing from Lahore, Pakistan: I was born in the […]

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The Women-Led Push for Nuclear Deterrence

Some cities and states are taking their own initiative to protect the world from a U.S. trigger finger. And they’re mostly led by women. Dropping an atomic bomb doesn’t happen as fast as it does in the movies. There’s no room with a red, shiny “nuclear button” primed for the pressing. But in the U.S., […]