Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.
Grow Dat offers kids a chance to learn about urban farming and hunger.
Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.
Also, daddies are forbidden to dance with daughters in Rhode Island and doggy-steroid doping becomes illegal in Tucson.
Bouncing back from disasters relies more on pre-planning than concrete and steel.
Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.
Pictures from the city as it weathered Hurricane Isaac.
It's not the way you think.
This space-based footage shows Hurricane Isaac swelling from a tropical storm into full-blown Category 1 hurricane earlier today.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells residents "the best part of wisdom is to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best."
Where property abandonment is growing and declining.
New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.
Private fears of unrequited love, heartbreak, and dying alone are put on display for all to see.
Are casinos really the most responsible form of recreation we can offer our seniors?
Who does the city's newspaper really belong to? Not the Newhouses.
America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.
The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.
The Grand Palace Hotel on Canal Street will no longer house rats, bedbugs and "black goo."