Dallas

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

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

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The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

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Strange Urban Animal Infestations, a History

Miami and house-eating snails, Seattle against a band of coyotes, and more stories of urban outbreaks.

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The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

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Why Planners Need to Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously

Three ways to engage Tea Party critics of sustainable design.

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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

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How We're Failing Our Parks

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

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The Geography of American Brands

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

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Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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

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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

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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