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Why a Good Bar Is Essential to Sustainable Communities

A "third space" that encourages socialization, its easy access reduces emissions as well as drunk driving.

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Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

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Have Guitar, Will Sing Songs About Urban Planning

Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.

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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.