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Rob Ford Drops Out of the Toronto Mayor's Race

His brother Doug Ford will run in his place.

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Methodology Details for the State of the City Poll

How we arrived at the data. 

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Overall, Americans in the Suburbs Are Still the Happiest

The first results of our State of the City Poll. 

And Here's Your CityLab Editor Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge

Brrrrrrrr. 

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What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?

Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don't give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place. 

Welcome to CityLab!

Wondering what's going on here? Read on. 

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Welcome to The Future of Transportation

Our new series exploring how U.S. cities are reinventing the way we navigate them.

Populous

Spring Training Stadiums Are a Bad Investment, And No One Cares

One Arizona city spent roughly $100 million to keep the Chicago Cubs, despite little evidence their leaving would hurt the local economy.

DMB Associates

The Future of the Suburbs Is Unfolding in Arizona's East Valley

Developers on the eastern edge of Mesa are building a new mixed-use master-planned community, friendly to both residents and big businesses.

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The Next Destination for Liberal-Arts Education Is ... Arizona?

The mayor of Mesa lured five liberal-arts colleges to town as part of a creative strategy to boost local economic activity and to keep smart students in the region.

City of Mesa

How One Conservative Mayor Sold His Suburban Community on a More Urban Future

The GOP leader of Mesa, Arizona, championed a new property tax; loves mass transit; and lured liberal-arts colleges to his city. Can these moves propel him to higher office in a red state?

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The Rise and Fall and Eventual Rise Again of the 'Smart City'

A conversation with Smart Cities author Anthony Townsend.

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What Would You Ask If You Could Ask a Mayor Anything?

We're getting ready to interview a group of mayors from around the world. But we need your help!

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A Lot of Civic Leaders Need to Listen to This Painfully Obvious Advice

Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley are on a mission to get cities and metros talking to each other.

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Still Not Resigning, But Will Enter 'Intensive' Counseling

But will it be enough to quell demands that he step down?

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General Motors Came Back After Bankruptcy. Can Detroit Do the Same?

Answers to the questions we're all asking today.

Read the City of Detroit's Full Bankruptcy Filing

The city filed for Chapter 9 protection Thursday, the largest U.S. municipality ever to do so.

Aspen Institute

The Future According to Ray LaHood: High-Speed Rail, But Also Tons of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Despite being a proponent of walkable communities, the outgoing U.S. Secretary of Transportation just doesn't believe Americans will ever stop buying cars.

National Zoo

'Rusty' the Red Panda Found Safe After Escaping From D.C.'s National Zoo

He'd made it about a mile away from home before being captured in a residential neighborhood.