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The news this week has mostly been bad.  But MetroTrends bloggers offer reasons for optimism – evidence of policies and strategies that make life better in America’s metros:

  • Rich Johnson describes community-based “villages” that allow elderly people to stay in their homes, even when they can’t manage daily tasks alone.
  • John Roman argues that US cities aren’t likely to see the kind of riots that raged in England this week.
  • College students  in the Urban Institute’s Academy for Public Policy Analysis and Research define urban challenges they’re investigating.

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