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How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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Reinventing Public Art, Thousands of LEDs at a Time

Screen-based installations are heading to cities all over the world.

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

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A Quest for Consensus on Boston Neighborhood Boundaries

An interactive mapping effort tries to find where locals think their neighborhoods actually are.

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The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities

When major cities embrace climate and energy initiatives, the communities around them inevitably follow.

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The Insurance Company That Thought Its Buildings Could Save Cities

Why Prudential thought it could save America's downtowns through its own decentralization.

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Meet 'Strappy,' the Almost-There Future of Urban Transport Technology

Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.

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This Week in Bans: Santa Monica Outlaws Christmas Displays

Also banned recently: Porch sofas in Durham, North Carolina; public profanity near Boston; a British man who drinks mouthwash.

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A Jacket That Lets Introverts Hide in a Cloud of Fog

This weather-producing coat out of Cambridge is perfect for city-dwellers who want privacy.

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This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.

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Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?

Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.

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A Crime Most Slippery: Grease Thieves Plague the Restaurant Industry

Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.

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What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

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A Celebration of Steampunk

A festival transforms Waltham, Massachusetts, into a place worthy of Jules Verne's admiration.

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Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

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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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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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Boston's Highway That Went Nowhere: Lessons from the Inner Belt Fight, 40 Years Later

In the 1950s and 1960s, as Boston was busy razing the West End and plunging ahead with urban renewal, transportation planners were pushing an 8-lane bypass highway.

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The Most (and Least) Peaceful Places in America

A new report tracks violence and incarceration rates across America's states and metros.