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On Transportation's 'History of Dividing Us'

For the March on Washington anniversary, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has written about the role of transportation in civil rights, both good and bad.

Langley Erickson

One Small Solution for Food Deserts: The Bus-Mounted Grocery Bin

Connecting underserved people to grocery stores may be easier than building new ones. But what's a shopper to do with groceries on a crowded bus?

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

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An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking

A new study highlights the concern women riders have for car traffic.

7 Uses for Failing Shopping Malls

Ideas (some good, some not) for what to do with these hulking, empty retail spaces.

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The Rise of 'Urban Ecology'

Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.

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How Places Like Columbus, Indiana, Outrank Silicon Valley

These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.

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This Could Boil Down to Turnout in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Miami

America's major cities lean Democratic, but these swing state metropolises could end up playing a deciding role.

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The U.S. Cities Where Young Adults Are Most (and Least) Likely To Live at Home

Metro areas with low rates of marriage, high unemployment, and low educational attainment have the largest share of 'boomerang' kids.

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The Habitable Bridge, Resurrected

Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.

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The Shopping Mall Turns 60 (and Prepares to Retire)

The inventor of the suburban indoor mall came to rue his creations. But now they are dying off anyway.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.

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How to Make a Greener Parking Lot

They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Reuters

How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

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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The Folly of Corporate Relocation Incentives

When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins

Reuters

Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks