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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.

Steven Holl

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

Infrogmation/Flickr

Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

Reuters

Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

Reuters

America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Reuters

Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

Reuters

List of the Day: America's Most Generous Cities

The places with the highest percent of givers

Dawn_Perry/Flickr

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

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

Reuters

Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

Reuters

Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

Flickr/Drew Geraets

Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

Flickr/EdenPictures

2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?

Flickr user Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. World Tour, under a Creative Commons license

Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

Flickr user Bikoy, licensed under Creative Commons

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Photo by Flickr user functoruser, used under a Creative Commons license

The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?

Flickr user: DaveFayram, Creative Commons

Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

University of Colorado

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school