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The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

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The Delusion and Deception in Megaproject Cost Estimates

Toronto's planned Crosstown light rail project looks to mitigate colossal budget overruns

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

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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Chart of the Day: For Pedestrians, November Is the Cruelest Month

A data expert in Toronto charts the most dangerous days for walkers

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

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The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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'One Millionth Tower': A Virtual Document of Highrise Life

More than a billion people live highrises, but many are now falling into disrepair. A new interactive film project looks at how residents can work together to improve them

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A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

A 100-year plan for the region focuses on harnessing abundant freshwater to fuel an economic rebirth

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Civic Symbolism: A Survey of City Hall Architecture

Which city hall buildings manage to capture something specific about a city's culture?

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Why Ranking Cities Can Be Such a Tricky Business

Incomplete data, inconsistent definitions, and an outsider's perspective can all trip up attempts to measure cities against one another

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

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9 Cool Projects Under Freeway Overpasses

Innovative ways to reuse the empty space beneath overpasses

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Toronto's Waterfront Moment

How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan

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Urban Gleaning Goes Mainstream

Organizations across North America are reclaiming a bounty of fresh fruit

Toronto's Modernist Architecture: A Love Letter

A short film by Davide Tonizzo shows off the city's sometimes forgotten mid-century buildings

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The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?