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How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

The Most Complicated Border Town in the World

In Baarle-Nassau, pieces of Belgium and the Netherlands sit side-by-side, creating some strange municipal politics.

HUD's New Sustainability Tool

A new website offers communities practical advice on energy efficiency, transportation alternatives and more.

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Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

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What Makes a Space Lovable?

Preserving our built environment is easier when we're attached to it.

Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

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The Secret to a Successful Urban Stadium

The Super Bowl proved just how walkable Indianapolis' stadium scene is.

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Have Americans Given Up On McMansions?

Home sizes have been increasing in the U.S. for decades, but that trend looks to be changing.

Courtesy: Ohkay Owingeh Housing Authority

A Native American Public Housing Project Returns to its Roots

A new plan in New Mexico incorporates traditional forms into its design.

Where Pittsburgh Has the Sun Belt Beat

The city is better prepared to utilize a key resource: water.

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The Case for Job Density in a Telecommuting Age

Cities will have to serve workers in different ways than they have in the past. But smart growth is more vital than ever.

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'Taking Back the Town From the Automobile'

A clever idea for reclaiming the suburbs from endless driving.

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Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy

The strange factors that impact whether we're content where we live.

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The Surprising Geography of Persistent Unemployment

The chronically jobless are not where you'd think.

Courtesy: Sage Radachowsky

Little Living Is Cheap Living

A man in Boston saves money on housing by living in a mobile home he built.

Courtesy: Kaid Benfield

What Pictures Can Teach Us About Walkability

Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.

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Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

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Fixing America's Soon-To-Be Waterless Cities

Urban areas around the country are drying up - are there any easy solutions?

Documenting the New Generation of Health Problems Caused by Sprawl

In a new documentary, a trio of doctors examine why diseases like diabetes and obesity have sky-rocketed