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How Can Cities Encourage Residents to Live More Sustainably?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

Population 7 Billion in 5 Charts

The world's population will reach seven billion on October, 31 2011, according to projections by the United Nations

Making Local Government Funny in 'Parks and Recreation'

Writer Dan Goor talks about turning bureaucracy into comedy

The 'Occupy' Protests and the Burden of the City

As cities like Oakland and Atlanta crack down, remember the vital civic role city centers play

Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

Paying for Public Parks

Thanks to huge budget shortfalls, cities often have no choice but to charge for use of public spaces

Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners

The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results

Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data

How New Orleans Got Its Recycling Back

Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem

The Surfing Madonna Complex: A Political Awakening in Encinitas

How the battle over an illegal mosaic united a California beach town

Rahm Emanuel: The Anti-Daley

Chicago's hard-charging new mayor was seen as Daley's successor, but now he's dismantling the former mayor's legacy

Suburbia: Land of Immigrants

Foreign-born populations in the U.S. are spreading out across the country, settling in suburbs and smaller cities

As America Ages, NIMBYism Could Increase

Surveys show older people are more likely to actively oppose new development

Don't Tweet: In D.C., a New War on Public Safety Information

Citing safety concerns, the city opts to filter which public safety incidents citizens get to hear about

Another Problem With Zuccotti Park: It Isn't a Very Good Park

Semi-coercing private companies into building parks is a good way to build some pretty bad parks

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

14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

Florida County Drains Fluoride from Water

Tea Party activism is behind decision to remove the dentifrice from public drinking water