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✊🏙 Uber loses its London license • High cost of housing for millennials • Cities embracing renewables

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Welcome to Radical Urbanist, and thanks for subscribing!
This week’s issue looks at Transport for London’s recent decision to revoke Uber’s operating license in the city for not following basic regulations designed to protect its passengers. I also dig into the problem of housing affordability in major cities, how it impacts millennials, and how the glut of luxury high-rises is only making it worse. Finally, as the cost of renewable energy drops, it’s being embraced by even more cities around the world — a positive development for everyone.
This weekly newsletter will curate insightful articles about the biggest issues facing global cities. In future, I’m hoping to do special issues focusing on urban transportation, loneliness in the city, housing affordability, and much more.
If there are specific topics you would like to see addressed, feel free to get in touch on Twitter. But for now, enjoy the articles in the first issue!
— Paris

👋 London waves goodbye to Uber
Uber deserved to lose its licence – Londoners’ safety must come first
I’m glad it’s all over for Uber in London – and I work for them
Uber is not innovative. It thinks it’s above the rules and London is right to want it out.
Life after Uber: How Austin moved on from a breakup
🚨 How the Gig Economy Profits Off of Desperation
🏠 Housing (un)affordability
Millennials spend three times more of income on housing than grandparents
Here’s What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable
🚨 U.S. Cities Have A Glut Of High-Rises And Still Lack Affordable Housing
Downtown L.A. Vacancy Rate Highest In 17 Years
🌳 Cities going green
Dozens of Japanese cities and towns quietly go off-grid
After the Hurricane, Solar Kept Florida Homes and a City's Traffic Lights Running
🚨 The cost of solar power has dropped over 25% in one year
Test driving Amsterdam
🤔 Something to think about
We’ve hit peak injustice: a world without borders, but only for the super-rich
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