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Symbols Worth Saving: The 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.

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2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

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Public Transportation Does Relieve Traffic Congestion, Just Not Everywhere

A new study finds that transit does cut down on traffic — but only on roads that parallel heavy transit corridors.

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Homeless in the Suburbs: The 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.

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How Baseball Stadiums Drive Housing Costs

Neighborhoods near Major League Baseball stadiums cost more – especially if the team has a better shot at winning the 2013 World Series.

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Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

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The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities

A new report finds that high-speed rail lines make satellite areas more attractive while relieving pressure on major cities.

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Hispanic Segregation Is Declining in U.S. Metros

At least, that's the case for every national-original group but Mexicans.

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The Strange Beauty of Airports Photographed From Above

Jeffrey Milstein has turned a lifelong fascination with airplanes into a gorgeous portrait series of jet hubs.

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Sorry L.A., You Won't Be Getting That Modern Art 'Super-Museum' After All

The troubled Museum of Contemporary Art just rejected an offer to merge with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Code Enforcement Goes High-Tech

CityScan uses street-mapping technology and public records to find hidden violations.

Street-Stencil King Logan Hicks Gets a Pop-Up Show in L.A.

It's only for three days, so catch it if you can.

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Beverly Hills's Juicy NIMBY Battle Goes to the Polls Today

The fight over a subway line under the high school has exposed the conflicted, vulnerable position of Mayor William Brien.

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Subway Babies and Shrinking Cities (Well): 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.

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How NASA Scientists Are Turning L.A. Into One Big Climate-Change Lab

Studying the emissions of megacities like Los Angeles promises to be the next big thing in combating global warming.

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One Day Soon L.A. May Be Known for the Beauty of Its Bridges

A new crop of high-design bridge replacements has L.A. poised to remake its image.

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Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

Here's What Would Happen if a Huge Asteroid Hit Your City

Would you dissolve in fire or would your clothes simply ignite?