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The 8 Most Intriguing Finalists From the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

Five winners will be announced this spring, but these ideas stand out above the rest.

Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

One of the Worst Mass Transit Commute Horror Stories You Will Ever Read

Riders on Washington, D.C.'s Green Line endured hours of chaos and panic Wednesday night.

Landscape Architects: Please Don't Call Us 'Architects'

There's an important distinction here!

Ray LaHood Answers Atlantic Cities Reader Questions

Find out exactly why LaHood believes "safety" is the number one transportation accomplishment of the first four years of President Obama's administration.

History Lessons: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Submit Your Questions for Ray LaHood

The outgoing Secretary of Transportation will answer questions from Atlantic Cities readers here later this month.

The Urban Electorate: Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again

Just take a look at these maps.

8 Urban Policy Ideas for Obama's 2nd Term

8 policy ideas the president should feel more than free to steal.

After Sandy: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Sandy Takes Manhattan

Large parts of New York City are in the dark and under water.

Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

Why Sometimes You Can Smell the Sewer Even Though You Mostly Can't

5 reasons you might get a sudden whiff of something unpleasant.

A Global View of Architectural Conservation: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Debate Omissions and Parking in L.A.: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

The Secret to D.C.'s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying

Also, high per capita incomes and a booming population.

A More Pressing Park(ing) Day: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Kansas City's Google Divide and Cleveland's 'Poverty of Ambition': The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.