New Orleans

Reuters

The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.

Postcard From New Orleans

Investigators foil a murder-for-hire and other news.

Reuters

How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

Reuters

The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.

Reuters

Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Google Earth

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

Walk Raleigh

Guerrilla Wayfinding in Raleigh

Plus a look back at some of our favorite recent tactical urbanism installations.

Studio L’Image

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Courtesy: Kaid Benfield

What Pictures Can Teach Us About Walkability

Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.

Reuters

The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country

Courtesy Interboro

Is Blotting the Best Solution for Shrinking Cities?

In places like Cleveland, Detroit, and Chicago, homeowners are being encouraged to expand the footprint of their properties

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The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

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Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

Courtesy Broadway Commons District Study

Reimagining the Downtown Casino

Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design

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How New Orleans Got Its Recycling Back

Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem

REUTERS/Sean Gardner

In Disaster's Wake, Tightly Knit Communities Suffer More

Researchers find that strong ties to a neighborhood, while normally a good thing, can make it even harder to recover from shared stress

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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