Washington, DC

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Can Solar Panels and Historic Preservation Get Along?

Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.

Wright, Holloway, and Ellis

Watch These American Cities Segregate, Even As They Diversify

No, we have not reached the end of segregation. Something much more complicated is going on.

Bozzuto

Metaphor of the Day: D.C.'s Housing Market Is the Titanic, Iceberg in Sight

Thousands of new units are set to open in 2013. Will that bring rents down?

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Is It Time to Stop Building Convention Centers?

The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

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The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.

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Why You Should Say 'Hello' to Strangers on the Street

On sidewalk psychology. 

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Rant of the Day: Washington's Bikeshare Is for Smug Socialists

A local journalist offers a strange diatribe against D.C.'s bikeshare program.

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Washington's Growing Pains

D.C. is booming, but families, minorities and the poor may be left out.

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The Pseudo-Suburbanist's Dilemma

I grew up hating the suburbs, but now I fear I might be living in one. What does this say about me?

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Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

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Remember the Fallen

An annual ritual at Arlington National Cemetery.

Courtesy: Sarah Brailey

Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

200 riders peddled from New York to Washington on the annual Climate Ride.

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What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

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In D.C., Baseball-Oriented Development Seems, at Last, to Be Working

How Nationals Park, to the surprise of its neighbors, is leading to a better community.

Walk Score

Walk Score Launches Bike Score

How bikeable is your city?

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.