Indianapolis

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The Next-Generation Airport Is a Destination in Its Own Right

Why the new Indianapolis terminal will be a model for others to come.

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A New Memorial for Indianapolis Homicide Victims Will Be Built Out of the Guns That Killed Them

The city is on track to hit 150 homicides in 2014.

OSM

Tracing the World's Most Complicated Roadways With GPS Data

How highway interchanges become beautiful color-coded open-source maps.

AP

The Spike of Cop Killings in 2011 Was Thankfully Just a Spike

Despite concerns over an uptick, both felonious and accidental killings of police officers fell substantially in 2012.

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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

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Science Explains Why the Panda Hate Must Stop: Biofuel Researchers See Promise in Their Poop

The microbes in the guts of these gentle giants could make alternative fuel production so much easier.

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Sports Teams Really Can Save a City

How Indianapolis was transformed from a "racetrack in the middle of a cornfield" to a booming tourist attraction.

Streetfilms

This Bike Path Also Helps Prevent Flooded Sewers

A great example of how green infrastructure can be incorporated from the start in new street design.

Trust for Public Land

What We Can Learn About a City by Mapping Its Parks

New data from the Trust for Public Land illuminates which neighborhoods offer excellent green space access ... and which really don't.

Reuters

Bankrupt Vs. Broke: What's the Difference: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Platform Indy

Indianapolis's Non-Profits Move In Together

Indianapolis couldn't afford to tear down the old city market. So a bunch of non-profits turned it into a work space and farmers' market.

Reuters

The Scary Truth About Climate Change: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

PUP

One Way to Keep Super Bowl Profits Local: Sell Off Every Last Bit of Material

An Indianapolis nonprofit is recycling more than five miles of banners left over from Super Bowl XLVI.

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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.

Arizona State University

The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, With Pinpoint Precision

A new modeling system called "Hestia" traces greenhouse gases to individual urban buildings and roads.

Hestia Project

Watch a City Aglow in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.

Tasha Lewis

Why Are Swarms of Butterflies Appearing in Indianapolis?

Inside one artist's mission to cover the city with blue bugs.

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The Case for Weird Buildings, Indianapolis Skepticism, and a Renter's Respite: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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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."