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The Future of America's Public Housing Stock: Demolition by Neglect

In D.C., federal funding to renovate or maintain existing affordable housing units has been cut virtually in half. 

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The Washington Monument Is Finally Reopening

Three years and $15 million later, the restored monument will be ready for visitors again this afternoon.

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This Decrepit Lot Is the Future Site of the World's Largest Urban Greenhouse

A 100,000-square-foot facility in D.C.'s Anacostia will produce 1 million pounds of produce a year and provide up to 25 permanent jobs.

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Remembering Modernism's Go-To Landscape Architect

A photo exhibit of Dan Kiley's prolific career.

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The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

The eastern part, anyway; in the West it will be hotter and drier, predict scientists.

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The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

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Happy Spring! Here's Your Depressing Non-Spring Forecast

Frigid parts of the U.S. are warming up for a couple days, but don't get comfortable yet.

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Putting a Price on D.C.'s Worst Commute

I-95 south of the nation's capital has some of the worst traffic in the country. Next year, you'll be able to buy your way out of it.

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Why D.C.'s Police Union Endorsed a Marijuana Reformer

Cops want to get paid, too. 

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Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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The Apartment Dweller's Honest Guide to Noisy Neighbors

Learn it, live it. 

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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D.C. Council Votes to Decriminalize Marijuana. What Happens Next?

How do you legalize drugs in the nation's capital?

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These Real-Time Transit Screens Belong in Every Lobby

TransitScreen wants to help people find the best travel option for the moment.

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Life Along Route 1 in the 1940s

What one photographer discovered documenting life between the Nation's Capital and the Mason Dixon Line.

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A Website That Wants to Help Republicans Win in Cities

A party without much urban infrastructure starts thinking about the future, from council races on up.