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Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

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Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

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Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

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Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

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The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

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What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

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Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

Darla Jackson

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

The Future of Transit Fare Cards Is No Fare Card At All

Chicago and Philadelphia are doing away with fare cards in favor of an "open fare" system

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

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Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Andrew R. Palewski

The Trouble With Church Preservation

When a religious group wants to sell off its house of worship but historians want to save it, who should decide? 

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

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America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC

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Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

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So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

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A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

A photo project in Los Angeles and Philadelphia implants images of nature on urban billboards and buildings