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Only a small portion of the Seattle region is considered "urban" in a new report by the Urban Land Institute. Image via RCLCo
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How Much of Your City Is Really Urban?

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Many places that get categorized as "suburbs" are actually pretty urban. They may not be located in a central city, but they are compact, walkable places. But the inverse is also true: Large portions of nearly every American city are pretty spread out and suburban in character. A new report from the Urban Land Institute [PDF] divides every metro area into a number of classifications based on density and other factors.
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From Pennsylvania, a Preview of How Trump & Co. Might Bully Cities

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Trump has threatened to revoke federal funds from hundreds of "sanctuary cities" that do not report undocumented immigrants to federal officials. Jake Blumgart at Plan Philly reports that Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey has already embraced the spirit of Trump's proposal, calling for the feds to withhold Philadelphia's Community Development Block Grants because of its sanctuary city policies