Washington, DC

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Why I Love My City: Mera Rubell on Miami

The art collector discusses why she's so passionate about Miami, and which city is the best place to live for artists

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The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

Walk Score Offers Apartment Searches Based on Commuting Time

Data from 209 transit agencies combines with Craigslist rental listings

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Big Cities of a Child's Imagination

Recollections of what the wider urban world seemed like as a kid growing up in a small Southern city

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

Reuters/Kimberly White

The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working

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Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race

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9 Cool Projects Under Freeway Overpasses

Innovative ways to reuse the empty space beneath overpasses

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Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas

University teams bring their net-zero housing concepts to Washington

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The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?

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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

University of Colorado

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school

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Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous

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The Case for a D.C.-Baltimore Mega-Region

Maryland's controversial anti-sprawl plan is in the final review phase

Reuters/JP Moczulski

Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think

Researchers in Sweden find that even dedicated drivers can learn to enjoy the subway

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

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?

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Urban School Reform as Housing Policy

The link between schooling and place isn’t going away any time soon