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How Should We Celebrate Our Architects?

We may not think of architects as cultural heroes. But those who have made breakthroughs in how we live deserve recognition.

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The Next Big Financial Crisis That Could Cripple Cities

Pension pay-outs are a ticking time bomb.

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In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems?

Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.

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Why Mitt Romney Should Love France's Approach to Infrastructure Funding

Here, you pay for the roads and resources you use, thanks to innovative public-private partnerships.

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Trees vs. Power Lines: Will We Have to Choose?

The debate over how to secure our nation's power grids comes courtesy of yet another climate change-related feedback loop.

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Writing the Rules for Smart Cities

There still isn’t a common language or science of cities for the 21st century, but that could change.

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Reinventing Public Art, Thousands of LEDs at a Time

Screen-based installations are heading to cities all over the world.

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The Secret Conservative War on Zoning

The controversial American Legislative Exchange Council appears to be behind a new effort to unravel local zoning and regulatory authority across the country.

The Risky Business of Parking Lot Creation

A wetlands restoration project in Boston is a cautionary tale about making bad decisions in the first place.

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At the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism, a Movement Feels its Age

They used to be radicals, now they're establishment. Has it changed their approach to development?

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Boston's Highway That Went Nowhere: Lessons from the Inner Belt Fight, 40 Years Later

In the 1950s and 1960s, as Boston was busy razing the West End and plunging ahead with urban renewal, transportation planners were pushing an 8-lane bypass highway.

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As Fenway Park Turns 100, Remember That It Almost Didn't Make It

The historic ballpark fought off demolition and ended up better off for it.

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What Mumbai and Beijing Can Learn From New York

Two recent exhibits highlight American planning's strengths alongside its great weaknesses.

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How the 2012 TED Prize, The City 2.0, Aims to Crowdsource the Future

With a wiki to connect citizens, political leaders, urban experts, companies, and organizations, TED tees up the goal of improving the 21st century city.

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The Greening of Houston

How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.

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A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design

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The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

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How the Tea Party Is Upending Urban Planning

Activists have opposed everything from environmental regulations to smart growth. What kind of long-term impact will they have?