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CityLab Daily: Chicago’s Gun Violence Is Worse Than It Looks

Also today: Modernism in London's “Metro-Land,” and letting slum residents control their own destiny.
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Who stops Chicago’s bleeding?: America’s third-largest city has built one of the world’s best trauma care systems—but that success might obscure the true scale of Chicago’s gun violence. In partnership with CityLab, Chicago’s Data Reporting Lab and the Center for Investigative Reporting explore a twist in the Chicago murder narrative: The decrease in gun deaths may be due to advanced medical care, not policing. Read the report on CityLab, and listen to Reveal’s podcast episode here.

Rider’s digest: The New York Times has a story today on what three far-flung cities can teach Manhattan about congestion pricing—looking at how Singapore, London, and Stockholm slapped fees on car commuting. It’s a great dive into how each place navigated a tricky policy problem (with plenty of pushback), but it also helped to go back into the CityLab archives to learn more about each place’s traffic. Here’s a pick from each city in the piece: