New Orleans

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The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

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New Identity of the Day: The New Orleans Hornets Become the Pelicans

Let's go Pels!

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To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

Reuters

How One Homeless Teenage Mother Broke the Cycle of Poverty

For a young single parent with no place to live, it can be nearly impossible to get off the streets, let alone go to college. Here's how one woman did both.   

Reuters

How Hurricanes Impact Unemployment, in One Chart

The jump in jobless claims this week looks an awful lot like the one post-Katrina.

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Rebuilding After the Storm: 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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Making Our Coastal Cities More Resilient Can't Wait

Hurricane Sandy is the wake-up call.

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An Urban Farm Puts New Orleans Teens to Work

Grow Dat offers kids a chance to learn about urban farming and hunger.

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Turns Out Where You Live Really Does Shape Who You Are

Those stereotypes you hear about people in Boston and San Francisco – there's actually something to them.

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Preachers Exiled from Bourbon Street: This Week in Bans

Also, daddies are forbidden to dance with daughters in Rhode Island and doggy-steroid doping becomes illegal in Tucson.

Reuters

Building Urban Resilience Doesn't Require Much Building At All

Bouncing back from disasters relies more on pre-planning than concrete and steel.

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Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

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New Orleans After the Storm

Pictures from the city as it weathered Hurricane Isaac.

Reuters

How the Drought Is Imperiling the Water Supply of New Orleans

It's not the way you think.

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Watch Isaac Creep Up on New Orleans, From Space

This space-based footage shows Hurricane Isaac swelling from a tropical storm into full-blown Category 1 hurricane earlier today.

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Louisiana Preps for Hurricane Isaac

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu tells residents "the best part of wisdom is to prepare for the worst and to hope for the best."

Reuters

Tracking Blight in America's Hardest-Hit Cities

Where property abandonment is growing and declining.

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Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

Candy Chang

Confessions From Sin City

Private fears of unrequited love, heartbreak, and dying alone are put on display for all to see.