Today is the official Martin Luther King, Jr's Birthday celebration in the United States. For many it's a day off and for others, it's a chance to reflect on the accomplishments of this giant in the Civil Rights Movement. One of the important issues in the Civil Rights movements was social equality in the cities. In another year-end article, the staff writers at the Atlantic Cities complied a list of twenty American cities that shared the best things they did during 2013. Whether it was a collective social cultural event like Batkid, a fantastic new business program, or a successful anti-poverty program, cities from coast to coast implemented new initiatives to promote some form of social equality for their residents. Here is part one of the Atlantic Cities' list of the best thing my city did this year.
|Buffalo at nigh|
|Detroit skyline at night|
|Bear Creek Pioneer Park|
|CicLAvia Los Angeles|
|Pérez Art Museum Miami|
In tomorrow's post, we'll look at the next ten cities on this list of best things American cities did in 2013. These are all wonderful developments that have great potential to engage disparate parts of the urban landscape. Only time will tell if all these fantastic developments have any measurable impact.
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