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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?

Stupid New Trend of the Day: 'Gallon Smashing'

Go into a grocery store. Pretend to fall down while carrying two gallons of milk. Post on the Internet.

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What's at Stake in the Voting Rights Act Case

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments challenging the Voting Rights Act of 1968, civil rights advocates are rising to support the anti-discriminatory law. But why?

James Koval

Early Fruits of International Open Data Day 2013

Projects from Vancouver to Washington to Kathmandu.

Kaid Benfield

Washington, D.C. Unveils an Ambitious New Sustainability Plan

Proposals seek to halve the city's greenhouse gas emissions, boost walkability, and cut the obesity rate.

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The Problem With Police Line-Ups

False eyewitness identifications are the leading factor in wrongful convictions. Washington, D.C., wonders if it can fix that.

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The End of the Neighborhood School

A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.

The Rise and Fall of One of America's Most Innovative Hotel Chains

Statler grew up with America's cities.

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How Flight Delays Spread From Airport to Airport Like a Disease

Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.

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This Name That Neighborhood Game Will Distract You All Afternoon

So you think you know your city?

Architect of the Capitol

Why Is the U.S. Capitol Still Burning Coal?

Also, a London neighbor fights against public gobbing and Sydney's wealthy whine about public-park weddings.

Sara Johnson

Are Food Trucks Worse for the Environment Than Storefronts?

It's not easy to compare them, but we're giving it a shot.

Joe Flood

How to Build a Better Bike Lane (and Get More People Out on Bikes)

More and more city planners are seeing bike lanes as "a rational part of the mobility picture."

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The Neighborhoods With the Most Single Ladies (and Men)

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Washington, D.C. Edition

The fourth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Megan Heltzel/National Geographic Kids

Here's What the World's Largest Collection of Soon-To-Be-Recycled Shoes Looks Like

It took 25 magazine employees five hours to lay out the 16,407 used tennies.

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.

Alex Brewer

The Church as Street Mural

In Washington, D.C., an abandoned church is transformed into an art installation.

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Do D.C. Residents Pay More Taxes Than Their Neighbors?

Middle class families don't, but low-income people might be better off in the suburbs.