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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 Weâ€re FollowingA-okay: Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez caught some flak this weekend after a New York Post article detailed her transportation choices, which include a fair amount of rental cars and ride-hailing services while promoting the Green New Deal. Seemingly only in New York do people yell at politicians for not riding transitâ€?itâ€s a charge levied against Mayor Bill de Blasio on the regular, too. And itâ€s true that both officials might benefit from sharing in what their constituents deal with day to day on the MTA.But thereâ€s another reason why AOC should be taking the bus or the train: Itâ€d be a good publicity stunt for her, as it is for all local leaders. In a country where less than 5 percent of Americans take public transit, thereâ€s a nationwide hypocrisy to fix, CityLabâ€s Laura Bliss writes:Like eating, doing yard work, or going to the supermarket, getting around is just about the most normal-looking and thus relatable thing political figures can appear to do. In a county thatâ€s long elected presidents based on the “beer test,â€� such moments of down-to-earthiness are occasions to connect with voters and constituents.Read Lauraâ€s story: Yes, Itâ€s A Stunt. But Politicians Should Ride Transit AnywayPittsburgh readers: Join us for an event next Wednesday on “What It Means to Be Protected in Urban Spaces.â€� CityLabâ€s Brentin Mock will interview writer Kiese Laymon about his recent memoir, Heavy, followed by a panel moderated by the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation. Details and tickets here.â€?Andrew SmallMore on CityLabMapping Micro-Level Segregation Reveals a Neighborhoodâ€s Real Diversity MIT Media Labâ€s new interactive “Atlas of Inequalityâ€� shows that “segregation is not just about where you live, but what you do."Tanvi MisraA Town Made By Cars Awaits Life After General Motors It wasnâ€t long ago that GMâ€s Hamtramck plant was being hailed as a Detroit comeback story. Now itâ€s closing, and the town around it faces the end of its manufacturing era.Nicholas WuYour City Is Full of Ways to Get an Incidental Workout New research shows the health benefits of short bursts of incidental physical activity. Hereâ€s how to sneak in some exercise into the normal course of your day.Linda PoonWhy an Indian City Is Turning Old Buses Into Bathrooms In Pune, refurbished buses offer something that many local women need: a clean, safe place to use the restroom away from home.Romita SalujaA Lagos Film Series Recasts a Neighborhood and Shapes a Writer James Baldwin, Ousmane Sembène, Maya Angelou, and the dynamic discussions they provoke help a young writer find her tribe at a film screening series in Nigeria.Kay UgwuedeTokyo Drift ÅŒita Prefectural Library was one of Isozakiâ€s first commissions. (Photo courtesy of Yasuhiro Ishimoto)Japanese architect Arata Isozaki is this yearâ€s winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prizeâ€?the fieldâ€s top honor. The 87-year-old architect was a teenager when Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed, an event that had a profound effect on him. “My first experience of architecture was the void of architecture, and I began to consider how people might rebuild their homes and cities,â€� he said. His career began with the postwar rebuilding of Japan, before breaking out as an international figure in the 1980s and early ‘90s. Over six decades, Isozaki has demonstrated uncommon versatility, and, CityLabâ€s Amanda Kolson Hurley writes, “Isozakiâ€s architecture is impossible to boil down to a signature style.â€�What Weâ€re ReadingICE has kept tabs on “anti-Trumpâ€� protesters in New York City (The Nation)Prosecutors donâ€t plan to charge Uber in self-driving car crash (New York Times)Dallas DOT just completed its first year as a transit agency (Next City)Self-driving cars may be likelier to hit black people than white people (Vox)From video game to day job: How “SimCityâ€� inspired a generation of city planners (Los Angeles Times)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 hello@citylab.com.