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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.

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Why the Most Environmental Building is the Building We've Already Built

A new report suggests that retrofitting is almost always more energy efficient

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How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

A new report, based on an evaluation of Atlanta's transit system, suggests expanding into job centers and improving transfers

Postcard From Atlanta

Photos from Moreland Avenue and other news

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

A Rapidly Sprawling Community Tries to Save Itself

A county outside of Atlanta develops an ambitious smart growth plan