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2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.

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This Most Recent Decline in U.S. Violent Crime Is Different From the Last One

Homicide rates have fallen significantly in some places. Does economic development deserve the credit?

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

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Will Obama Fight Colorado and Washington's New Pot Laws?

On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.

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Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

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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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As Local Governments Shrink, Private Consultants Reap Rewards

Meet the high-paid experts who are pitching our cities and states on how to save money.

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How Historic Preservation Helped Save Denver's Downtown

Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.

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The Geography of the Latino Vote

Hispanic voters could influence the presidential race in key battleground states.

The Tragic Geography of Disconnected Youth

One in seven young Americans are neither working nor going to school.

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How Honest Is Your City?

An experiment tests the honor system across a wide range of demographics and places.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

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What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.

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Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

The Geography of Gun Violence

On the state level, mental illness and stress levels don't play a role. Poverty and gun control policies do.

CT Hsu & Associates, P.A.

Can a Parking Lot be 'Excellent'? You Betcha

The Orlando Magic's aluminum-plated garage and Duke University's green-walled parking lot are among the winners of the 2012 International Parking Institute competition.

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The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

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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.