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Keep up with the most pressing, interesting, and important city stories of the day. Sign up for the CityLab Daily newsletter here.***What We’re FollowingRun this town: Localism is having a moment. Since the 2016 election, a chorus of city boosters has called on local governments to address big challenges that the Trump administration and states might neglect. Now many city leaders are seeking higher office, banking on the idea that voters will respond to the kinds of politics and governance that cities represent. But there are risks to this kind of rhetoric and mindset, even for those who support the movement.Today on CityLab, the Brookings Institution’s Amy Liu writes that the trend toward localism can be self-destructive, reinforcing a deep dysfunction in federalism. “Providing an adequate safety net, supporting workers and communities facing sudden job loss, funding basic research, and ensuring a fair census and other data—only a national government can perform functions like these that ultimately enable local initiatives,” she writes. Read her perspective: The Limits of City Power in the Age of Trump.—Andrew SmallMore on CityLabOn Yelp, Gentrification Is in the Stars Research based on years of Yelp reviews finds new grocery stores and coffee shops are indeed indicators of changing populations and rising home prices.Laura BlissHow Rahm Emanuel Blew It on Police Reform The Chicago trial of police officer Jason Van Dyke for killing Laquan McDonald is imminent. But even a guilty verdict can’t salvage Mayor Rahm Emanuel's legacy on police reform.Brentin MockThe Architects Who Made Miami ‘Magic’ No one has expressed Miami’s glamour, boldness, and precarious beauty quite like Arquitectonica.Adam Nathaniel FurmanThe App That Pays You to Find a Smarter Commute Incentrip rewards users for finding greener, more efficient ways to get to work. But can it get people to change their habits?Linda PoonHow Officials and Citizens Can Protect the Integrity of Their Elections The first lines of defense aren’t particularly difficult or expensive.Douglas W. JonesWhat We’re ReadingMass transit absentia: Don’t look for Andrew Cuomo on the subway (Politico New York)How startups in D.C. feel about Amazon’s possible move to their city (Business Insider)New York City subway station reopens 17 years after it was destroyed during 9/11 attacks (NPR)Quiz: Are these writers complaining about modern-day scooters or 19th century bikes? (Washington Post)Tell your friends about the CityLab Daily! Forward this newsletter to someone who loves cities and encourage them to subscribe. Send your own comments, feedback, and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.