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New York as Flyover Country

U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar above the World Trade Center as part of Fleet Week.

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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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Infrastructure, Tourism and Taxes: The Proposed New Orleans 'Hospitality Zone'

New Orleans wants to tax its tourist areas, but can't agree on how.

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Election Day in Cairo

A city celebrates its first free election in 30 years.

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Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.

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Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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Better Technology for Planners Also Means More Citizen Participation

Bringing the public into public policy decision-making is no longer a matter of “one-and-done.”

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A Celebration of Steampunk

A festival transforms Waltham, Massachusetts, into a place worthy of Jules Verne's admiration.

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What Killing the American Community Survey Would Actually Mean

Elimination of the annual census would have huge implications for how the federal government allocates money to states and municipalities.

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Newcastle, Australia: World Capital of Tree Drama

For the second time in less than a year, this seaside community is in an uproar over something to do with trees.

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This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.

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California Mayor Loses His Mute Button

Carson's public hearings will no longer be subject to sudden silence.

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The State of American Infrastructure

The Urban Land Institute takes stock of what cities are doing to rebuild.

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Welcome to the Rebuild Era

Lately, America's leaders have talked a lot about the need to rebuild. Has it begun?

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Americans Trust Local Government More Than Washington

61 percent of Americans have a favorable view of their local government.

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Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

The best way to make cities greener might be teaching residents what that actually means.

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This Week in Bans: Vienna Finally Removes an Anti-Semitic Street Sign

Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.

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Rita Crundwell: America's New Queen of Municipal Embezzlement

According to feds, the former Dixon, Illinois, comptroller spent much of the $53 million she's accused of stealing on horses with names like "Packin' Jewels" and "Have Faith in Money."

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May Day Around the World

A look at how different cities spent International Labor Day.