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Welcome to Citiwire.net – February 14

Welcome to Citiwire.net! Much has been written about income inequality comparing one country with another. But what’s the picture like when cities are compared with other cities? Neal Peirce looks at comparisons between, for example, Bangkok, Thailand, and Bridgeport, Conn., and raises some worrisome questions. … Curtis Johnson, on the other hand, describes the revitalization of downtown Roanoke, Texas, which was sparked by a market-based assessment as well as a new, form-based code.