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How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Postcard from Honolulu

Sidewalk bans, Christmas trees and some funny business with illegal driver's licenses

Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?

Postcard from Nairobi

Local bars go quiet, slums are cleared and a film festival heats up

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

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Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

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The Coming Showdown at Occupy Wall Street

Tensions rise as protesters await a judge's decision on whether they can reenter the park

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Weekend Roundup: Explainer Edition

A look at some of the week's best stories

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Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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How Timed Traffic Signals Can Be Bad for Pedestrians

Efforts to fight congestion by centralizing traffic lights could also make roads more dangerous for walkers

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2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums

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How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

Weekend Roundup: Maps, Maps, Maps

The Atlantic Cities' best stories of the week

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Why I Love My City: Azadeh Moaveni on Tehran

Despite its reputation, Iran's capital city holds secret charms

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How Can Cities Encourage Residents to Live More Sustainably?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Is Yemen's Capital City Doomed?

Sana'a could literally run out of water by 2017. And so far, very little has been done

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Why the World's Exploding Population Isn't as Bad as it Seems

Geographer Joel Kotkin says the bigger problem is low birth rates in developed countries

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Weekend Roundup

The best of this week's Atlantic Cities

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What Are The Best Ways to Combat Homelessness?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix