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The Many Benefits of Making One-Way Streets Two-Way

Safer traffic, for one thing.

Flickr/Bart Everson

3 Cities Using Open Data in Creative Ways to Solve Problems

On the heels of Bloomberg's $42 million open data initiative, here's a few programs already boosting civic reform.


Why Louisville Is Betting Big on a Massive Food Wonderland

The city's planned FoodPort is part of a trend toward mixed-use food hubs.

De Leon and Primmer Architecture Workshop

Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.

John Nation

Can the 'Godfather' of New Louisville Revive One More Neighborhood?

Gill Holland pulled off a stunning success in Louisville's East Market area. Now he wants to do it again, across town in Portland.

Dan Glass

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.

Flickr/Halsenberg Media

With Vastly Lower Costs, Mid-Size Cities Give the Hard Sell to Start-Ups

Affordability and public support is helping a handful of Southern U.S. cities seem more attractive to entrepreneurs. But can it last?

City of Louisville/Keith Hackett

Just a Bit of a Stretch: How Louisville Cut Garbage Collector Injuries in Half

Bend over, touch your toes, miss fewer days of work. 


Cities, Mapped by Their Snow Routes

Street grids of necessity.

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

Where Can You Go in Your City to Take a Break From Being Mayor?

Getting away from the job when you're always on the job.

What Ideas Have You Copied or Borrowed From Other Cities?

Stealing is encouraged among mayors.

Outside of Your Staff, Who Do You Listen to the Most?

Mayors explain how friends and associates quickly become crucial advisers.


Downtown Louisville Is Getting a Trippy Hunter S. Thompson Memorial

Ralph Steadman, Thompson's famous co-pilot, will help create a banner for the city.

Environmental Protection Agency

Steamboats and Smog: Life Along the Ohio River in the 1970s

A complicated balance of highways, bridges, and natural beauty.


This Map Explains Louisville's Entire Economy

Two-thirds of U.S. cities are less than 24 hours from Louisville by ground; and three-fourths can be reached within a 2-hour flight.


Beyond Farmers' Markets: Louisville Kicks the Local Food Movement to the Next Level

An innovative city program hooks up farmers and food vendors.

Amy Sullivan

Why Every Mayor Could Benefit From Some Business Experience

An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.


How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.