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The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

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Turning Old Beer Bottles Into Garden Mulch

Is there anything high-speed flexible impactors can't flail into gold?

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2012's Hottest Music Cities, According to SXSW

A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.

The City, Covered With Logos

Are corporate logos diminishing the sense of place in cities?

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Why Apple's New Campus Is Bad for Urban America

The company's sprawling, car-dependent new headquarters violates even the most basic tenets of smart growth and walkability.

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Cool Combination of the Day: Austin + Apple

The company will build a swank new tech campus in the city, bringing in 3,600 new jobs.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

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

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

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The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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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Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

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Prison Time for the Austin Tire Slasher

Police lock up perpetrator of hundreds, maybe thousands, of flat tires

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To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

According to a new study, free Wi-Fi makes travelers more likely to opt not to drive

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

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Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

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A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows