Boston

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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?

Flickr user Bikoy, licensed under Creative Commons

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

screenshot of parkpgh.org

5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

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The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

andrewmalone

How Happy Are You With Your City? Somerville Finds Out

Boston suburb asks its citizens to rate their happiness

Place Pulse

Can You Tell if a Street is Safe Just By Looking?

Comparing images of cities and neighborhoods to gather data on perceptions of place

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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

University of Colorado

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?