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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.


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.


The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

North America's Most Distinctive Theater Marquees

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

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Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?


The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

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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.


How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

Courtesy: Denver Zoo

Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.


Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.


Increasing Density and Diversity Likely to Make Western States More Blue

A new report finds growing urban and minority populations that will affect redistricting and reapportionment in the Mountain West.

How We Plowed Before Snow Plows Were Invented

A short history of snow removal in America's cities.


The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

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


The Folly of Corporate Relocation Incentives

When cities compete to lure big companies, no one wins

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The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

As developers look to latch on to the popularity of bike sharing, winners and losers emerge


Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?