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✊🏙 Time to give buses some love ❤️ New details on fatal Uber collision ☠️ Public housing can be beautiful 🏠

Hey urbanists! I think you'll like this week's issue. CityLab is highlighting buses and why they're e
✊🏙 Time to give buses some love ❤️ New details on fatal Uber collision ☠️ Public housing can be beautiful 🏠
By Radical Urbanist • Issue #33 • View online
Hey urbanists!
I think you’ll like this week’s issue. CityLab is highlighting buses and why they’re essential to pieces of the urban transportation network, while Vox has an in-depth look at the progress being made on electrification of bus fleets.
There were also new details this week on what may have caused a self-driving Uber to kill a pedestrian in March, leading to new questions about the system’s safety. I’m also continuing the focus on public housing with a piece on how the US might learn from European cities.
Finally, we end off with quick links to other great reads. I really liked the articles about trains on the Korean peninsula and how Arctic cities are dealing with thawing permafrost.
Have a great week!
Paris

Don't underestimate the power of the bus
America's Buses Need Your Love More Than Ever
New details on fatal Uber collision
The future of public housing
Public housing in Vienna
Public housing in Vienna
More great reads
💸 Phase 2 of NYC’s Second Avenue Subway is getting even more expensive, but it doesn’t have to
🇰🇵🇰🇷 South Korea has a plan to modernize the North’s trains if denuclearization talks are successful
🚅 Texas high-speed rail will partner with Amtrak so passengers can switch between the services
☠️ 6,000 pedestrians died on US streets in 2016 — up almost 50% over 2009 — and SUVs are a major factor
🇪🇬 Egypt is building a new capital outside Cairo, but is that really a good decision?
🚲 “Dockless bikes made up 44 percent of all shared bikes on the street last year, but accounted for a mere 4 percent of the trips.”
❄️ As permafrost thaws, Arctic cities have to protect existing structures and pay close attention to where they build next
✊❤️ Thanks for reading, and make sure to follow me on Twitter, Medium, and Instagram for even more!
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