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What if You Could See a Building's Impact in 3D Before It's Built?

Using augmented reality, people can see how proposed projects could benefit or burden their neighborhood.

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Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

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An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

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The Greenest Building May Actually Be a Neighborhood

A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.

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The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees

Tennessee reaps a $638 million yearly benefit from its urban trees – and an $80 billion loss if they disappeared.

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The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

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Fresh Data on Public Housing Relocation and Crime

The latest study finds some links between crime and Section 8 housing in Chicago and Atlanta.

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World Leaders Posing with Model Cities

Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.

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Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

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Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

If you can't avoid a car commute, maybe you can slightly change what time you do it.

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Following Threats, BMW Guggenheim Lab Finds a New Berlin Location

The touring project will revert to an earlier site after concerns over gentrification came to a boil.

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The Curious Case of the 'Imposturbs'

Themed real estate developments have spread urban mimicry all over the world. But why do we want these places?

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The Best City Websites for Online Engagement

Local government sites increasingly embrace social networking, but is it working?

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The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling

With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.

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For Developers, Apartments Still a Safe Bet

After a boom, demand for multi-family housing will settle, according to forecast.

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America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

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Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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U.S. Urban Population Is Up ... But What Does 'Urban' Really Mean?

Census definitions include a wide spectrum of places that count as cities.

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The Future of Intelligent Parking

How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.