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As Chicago Approves its Infrastructure Bank, Cities Across the Country Watch and Wait

The first-of-its-kind measure will allow the city to accept billions in private financing for infrastructure projects.

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The Most (and Least) Peaceful Places in America

A new report tracks violence and incarceration rates across America's states and metros.

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Status Quo of the Day: Rent Control in NYC

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that could have made rent control illegal in New York.

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A Citywide English Lesson for Sochi, Russia

Preparing for crowds of foreigners when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, a city looks to expand its vocabulary.

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These Cities Really Hate Junk Mail

Which American communities have made the strongest attempts to suppress postal advertising?

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Dems Like Cities Better than Republicans; Everybody Loves Seattle

New polling suggests a distinct partisan divide when it comes to Americans’ opinions about cities.

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London's Next Top Mayor

The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.

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A Budget By (and For) the People

More and more cities are experimenting with participatory budgeting. But who really gets to decide how the money is spent?

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Can Georgia Shake Its Post Soviet Past With Bold New Buildings?

The country's 21st century architecture is eye-catching, but it's not doing much to revitalize the economy.

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Bad Zoning Can Ruin Your Kid's Life

A new report examines the link between standardized test scores and restrictive zoning regulations.

Rita Crundwell vs. Harriette Walters: Who Embezzled Better?

Walters stole nearly $50 million from the District of Columbia, but Crundwell allegedly ganked more than half that amount in a town with a budget of only $8 million.

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More on the Teen Birthrate Bible Belt Connection

What other factors influence which states have the highest teen birthrates?

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U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in These States

Teen births follow the same fault lines of religion, politics, and class that divide Americans. 

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Cory Booker, Super Mayor: The Quiz

Can you tell which of these "facts" are true about Newark's firefighting, robber-tackling, erotic fiction-inspiring mayor?

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Seoul's Muted Election Day

Fliers, fliers everywhere.

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Is SoCal America's Next Environmental Success Story?

The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.

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Washington, D.C.'s Tourist Trap

The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.

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World Leaders Posing with Model Cities

Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.

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Outbreak of the Day: Cholera

77 new cases a day are being reported across Haiti.