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Can algorithms change suburban politics?

For decades, suburbs have held the promise of the upwardly mobile middle class. But architect John Szot thinks that the same cookie-cutter designs that "suburbia" has become synonymous with has also led to some serious drawbacks.  In his mission to save suburbia's soul and inject diversity into the landscape, Szot has turned towards an unlikely partner: an algorithm.