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✊🏙 Dark side of tech disruption 😡 Growth of new US housing movement 🏠 What future for bike share? 🚲

Hey urbanists! The Atlantic had a piece this week about a gig-economy worker who died on the job, and
✊🏙 Dark side of tech disruption 😡 Growth of new US housing movement 🏠 What future for bike share? 🚲
By Radical Urbanist • Issue #36 • View online
Hey urbanists!
The Atlantic had a piece this week about a gig-economy worker who died on the job, and I figured the dark side of tech “disruption” might be a good way to start this issue. While the pieces I highlighted focus on the experiences of people affected by these new “innovations,” I detailed the larger issues with the gig economy in a popular piece back in 2016.
The next section is housing, where I was intrigued by The Nation’s deep dive into the movements springing up across the United States to demand better rent protections and more investment in public housing. There’s also a fascinating article about the influence of Soviet urbanism on China.
Finally, some articles on the growing bike-share services before a list of other reads that you might find interesting. Personally, I’m really hoping the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur HSR goes ahead.
Have a great Sunday!
Paris

The dark side of tech disruption
The Death of a Gig Worker
The future of housing
Bike share keeps growing
Other great reads
🇩🇰🇸🇪 Copenhagen and Malmo could built the world’s first international metro
🇦🇺 Melbourne unveils designs for five beautiful new metro stations
🇨🇦 Toronto’s C$1.5 million King Street pilot project, which restricts auto traffic to give priority to streetcars, is a success
🚨 San Francisco is subpoenaing data from Uber & Lyft on driver pay, benefits, and justification for their contractor classification
🇸🇬🇲🇾 Singapore continues to “incur costs” on a high-speed rail line to Kuala Lumpur as it awaits clarification after Malaysia’s PM announced the project was canceled
📱 Uber in “discussions” to add Waymo’s self-driving cars—more evidence it wants to dominate transportation, not just ride hailing
🇩🇪 Hamburg’s self-driving shuttle pilot is governed by the public transit authority, not a private company
🚁 Uber’s flying-car Skyports are pure fantasy
✊️❤️ Thanks for reading, and feel free to follow me on Twitter, Medium, or Instagram for even more!
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