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How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Why We Need to Treat America's Poorest Neighborhoods Like Developing Countries

Life expectancy can vary as much as 25 years within some cities. And our current solutions are barely having an impact.

Peep at These Fantastic Vintage City Panoramas

You won't find better old cityscapes than the ones in this Library of Congress collection.

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In the Climate Change Economy, It's About Efficiency, Not Just Growth

North American cities are producing substantially less wealth per ton of greenhouse gas emissions than their European counterparts.

NOLA Police

The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

Reuters

Housing Status Plays a Surprisingly Large Role in Post-Disaster Distress

Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.

Reuters

Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

Adam Kushner

Forget Hollywood. Filmmakers Are Flocking to New Orleans

How Louisiana became the third most productive state in the film industry.

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New Orleans Has a Soup That Supposedly Cures Hangovers

Research shows the bastardized Chinese dish "yakamein" has all the nutrients you need to overcome a night of hard drinking.

Reuters

Mitch Landrieu on New Orleans's 'Economic Miracle'

The mayor on why his city is now a magnet for traditional businesses and startups alike.

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New Orleans: America's Next Great Innovation Hub?

New Orleans was once a great city to get away from business. How it became a great place to start one.

Reuters

Daylight Saving and Crime: 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.

O. Perry Walker High School

The Real Forces That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College

The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives.

Reuters

Who Is Worse for New Orleans, Mardi Gras Revelers or Super Bowl Fans?

Let's settle this age-old question right here and now.

Which Small Businesses Get a Bump From the Super Bowl?

Heat maps from Square highlight how concentrated the benefits from the big game really are.

Reuters

Sometimes Stuff Just Breaks

Would people be reacting the same way to the Super Bowl power outage if it had happened in any other city?

Reuters

Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: 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.

Philip Gould

What Super Bowl Fans Can Expect From the Revamped Superdome

$185 million in renovations buys you a pretty snazzy facility.

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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.