March 31, 2012
MetroTrends week in review
Last week, MetroTrends bloggers brought evidence to bear on both current controversies and future visions:
- John Roman and Mitch Downey assemble key facts on homicides to show that Stand Your Ground laws, like Florida’s, likely lead to miscarriages of justice.
- Margery Turner argues that affordable housing is a critical ingredient in DC’s efforts to ensure kids’ success in school.
- Barbara Ormond envisions a future of urban bike commuting – and the health benefits it could bring.
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