A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.
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Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.
Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.
For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part
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A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country
In places like Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, homeowners are being encouraged to expand the footprint of their properties
10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered
Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away
Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design
Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem
Researchers find that strong ties to a neighborhood, while normally a good thing, can make it even harder to recover from shared stress
A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation
Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?