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Brentin Mock

Brentin Mock is a staff writer at CityLab. He was previously the justice editor at Grist.
Management

How City Failures Affect Trust in Climate Planning

Cities may struggle to gain support for climate action plans because they haven’t dealt with infrastructure issues that regularly afflict residents.

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What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared?

New studies find cities most vulnerable to climate change disasters—heat waves, flooding, rising seas, drought—are the least prepared.

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State Preemption of Local Legislation Is Getting Worse

A new report shows that state legislatures have been expanding their reach in preempting cities from localized regulation on issues like gun control.

Public Safety

The Price of Defunding the Police

A new report fleshes out the controversial demand to cut police department budgets and reallocate those funds into healthcare, housing, jobs, and schools. Will that make communities of color safer?

Public Safety

Why Jails Are Booming

A new report from the Prison Policy Initiative shows that the populations of local jails are swelling for reasons that have little to do with crime.

Management

Where Gerrymandering Is Containing City Power

To resist the current political peril, just boost the urban voter turnout, right? Unfortunately, it’s not that simple.

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A Controversial Police Chief's Parting Words With His Profession

Cameron McLay just resigned from his post as Pittsburgh’s police chief—right when urban policing is about to get a lot more interesting.

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White People Do Sell Drugs, Despite What Maine's Governor Says

Governor Paul LePage believes black and Latino drug dealers are polluting the white state of Maine.

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The U.S. Civil Rights Commission Is Investigating the EPA

The agency has not enforced policies in Chicago that protect minorities and and low-income families from deadly pollution.

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