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Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?

Publicly owned Internet infrastructure is luring jobs to smaller towns. Should big cities follow their lead?

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Why a Bicycle Tax Might Not Be Pointless After All

Some bike advocates see fees as a useful starting point in an inevitable discussion about sharing road costs.

What the Urban Coyote Can Teach Us About Nature in Cities

The challenge of reprogramming our urban spaces.

Jeff Wilcox

Apparently, Most Cities Aren't Getting Any More 'Literate'

It's the District's third year atop Central Connecticut State's literacy rankings.

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The White House Has a Powerful New Advocate for Healthy Living

Sally Jewell, Obama's pick for Secretary of Interior, is a former CEO of REI.

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Visions of the Seattle That Could Have Been

The city's new Museum of History and Industry offers a portrait of how Seattle innovated its way into the 21st century, and what got lost along the way.

Chuck Wolfe

What We Can Learn About Walkability From Looking at Pictures

Images of Seattle and Barcelona offer fresh insight into the way pedestrians interact with the built environment.

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The Future of Librarians in an EBook World

Technology can actually make it easier to connect library patrons with an actual person.

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

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Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

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Why 3D Modeling Will Play a Huge Role in Tackling Rapid Urbanization

We can now simulate the effects of earthquakes, traffic jams and population expansion. From every angle.

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Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs?

According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.

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Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

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Are Some Cities Built to Encourage Drunk Driving?

A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.

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Seattle Tries Again to Outlaw Assault Weapons: This Week in Bans

Also, a Canadian city goes after bullies and a Chicago alderman takes the war on pigeons to a new level.

Sergio Ruiz

What's Behind San Francisco's Sudden Building Boom?

Traditionally stingy with new growth, the city appears to be on the cusp of a major construction cycle.

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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.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.

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In Seattle, Hundreds of Same-Sex Couples Line Up to Marry

Gay marriage became legal in Washington today. And some couples weren't wasting any time.