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After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?

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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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The Islanders' Move: A Harbinger of Suburban Decline?

The Islanders asked Long Island for a more urban stadium. Voters refused, and the rest is history.

Jonathan Rose Company

Meet the Man Who 'Repairs the Fabric of Communities'

This developer has done more than almost anyone else to promote green affordable housing.

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Would We Leave Disaster-Prone Cities in the Absence of FEMA?

Economist Matthew Kahn wonders how coastal areas might adapt to climate change without federal assistance.

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

Claire Mitchell

The 'Covert Cloak' Protects the Privacy of the Painfully Shy

This high-tech garment detects the stares of rude people and instantly deploys shields.

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There's No Question: Climate Change Made Superstorm Sandy Worse

Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.

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'This Sucks'

A nor'easter adds insult to the injury inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.

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The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.

Sarah Goodyear

The Power of Bicycles in Disaster Recovery

For New Yorkers, cycling didn't just come in handy while the subway was shut down.

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Do Foreclosures Increase Crime After All?

On the heels of a study that showed no link between home closures and crime, new research finds a clear (though modest) connection.

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The Skyrocketing Costs of Running for Mayor of a Major U.S. City

While the 2012 presidential election will likely be the most expensive in history, a similar money-race is happening on the local level.

The Story Behind New York Magazine's Hurricane Sandy Cover

How the photo was shot, and what it means.

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Occupy Wall Street's New Gig: Hurricane Relief

Sandy seems to be bringing out the best in a lot of New Yorkers, including the Zucotti Park organizers.

Reuters

'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

Reuters

5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

Reuters

Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.