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Which Cities Are the Musical Trend Setters?

A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes. 

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What Developers Get Wrong About Smart Growth

Cities need higher densities, but they also need green space.

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Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.

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How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

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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.

Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The sheer scale of America's busiest airport can hardly be appreciated in your average layover.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

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Georgia's Super Booze-day

Forget the Republican presidential primary. Tuesday's elections also lifted blue laws across a large swath of the Peach State.

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How to Measure a Project's Health

By embracing a new "health impact assessment" tool, Atlanta makes sure its major redevelopment will lead to healthier lives.

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The Case for Saving the Metro Editorial Board

Across the country, newspapers are cutting their editorial boards. Here's what we lose when they disappear.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

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The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

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Can the Feds Save the Housing Market?

An ambitious new program would transform foreclosed homes into rentals. But will it help the cities that need it most?

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

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U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

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The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

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America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.