The Best and Worst Urban Trends of 2015 – Next City

The Best and Worst Urban Trends of 2015

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In case you couldn’t follow all that happened in 2015, we decided to compile the most influential urban trends of the year and rank them; from the good — a historic climate agreement, the first urbanist pope, ditching the notion that certain ride- and house-share apps offer an altruistic business model, and so on — to the not-so-good — rising rent prices that make affordable housing seem to many like a charming relic of the past. Here, in the form of a slightly judgy list, we offer our take on the stuff that got cities talking in 2015.

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