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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.


America's Most Powerful Global Cities

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


The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

Paul Kweton

A Rocking Chair for You and Your Dog or Cat

Because pets love to be swung back and forth, that's why.

Elena Olivo

Why the Federal Government Should Give More Power to Mayors

America's metro areas generate 80 percent of the country's GDP. But so far, that economic reality has not generated a proportional amount of political clout.


How to Green Southern Cities Built in the Age of Cars and Air Conditioning

U.S. cities in the South have their own set of challenges to face in going green. But Atlanta, for one, is trying.

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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.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.


America's Growing Urban Footprint

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


Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.


The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.


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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U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

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The Greening of Houston

How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.


2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

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

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city


Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis