Dallas

Courtesy: DART

One Metro, Three Vastly Different Approaches to Public Transit

What three cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area can teach us about the outcomes of transit access and coverage.

Dallas River Turns Red With (Hog) Blood

A nearby meat-packing plant is being investigated as the cause of Trinity River's platelet-rich waters

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

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

Dawn_Perry/Flickr

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

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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?

Fairmount Park in Riverside, Calif. (Courtesy APA)

Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces for 2011

30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association

Joshua Lott / Reuters

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

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Meet the Urban Chicken Consultant

A Chicago woman has carved a business out of teaching residents there how to raise their own backyard poultry

Flickr user: DaveFayram, Creative Commons

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

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth

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?

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = 'Texas Miracle'

The Lone Star State’s only jobs advantage: 4 fast-growing metros