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Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

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The Where and Why of Coachella 2012

A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup

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Concert of the Day: A Free Show at the Epicenter of Homelessness in L.A.

Street festival aims to reduce the stigma of Skid Row

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What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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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?

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Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

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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Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

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Stopping a Movement While Saving Its Art

Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so

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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

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The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

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12 Eye-Catching Storefronts

A dozen facades that are sure to attract curious shoppers

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The Best City Time Lapse Videos of 2011

From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond

Los Angeles, Then and Now (1894-2011)

A look back at how far downtown L.A. has come since the turn of the 20th century

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

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What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

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L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold

Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe