Politics

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What the 2012 TED Prize Means for ‘The City 2.0’

Conference’s award and prize money aimed at improving global cities

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Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix

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The Building Code Violation Behind Occupy D.C.'s Sunday Standoff

Protesters were arrested after refusing to come down from the roof of a barnlike structure that had no foundation

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The Evolving Fence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New style of fencing adds to securitized boundary

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Who Should Pay for Aging Water Infrastructure?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix

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Chicago Asks Students to Help It Be More Transparent

A new Northwestern course starting in January tasks undergraduates with shining a light on city government

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How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks 

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Should Composting Be Mandatory?

More cities are following San Francisco’s lead on collecting compostable food waste

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Fostering Sustainability in Houston

City programs slowly turn an oil city green

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The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces

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For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

A new line of HUD grants will help communities improve their planning, mass transit and walkability

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Bloomberg's Long War Against Protests

The New York City mayor's decision to clear out Occupy Wall Street is just the latest example of his autocratic leanings

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Missouri Town's Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for 'Naughty' Language

Locals outraged over dismissal of Christmas festival actor

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Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

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The Coming Showdown at Occupy Wall Street

Tensions rise as protesters await a judge's decision on whether they can reenter the park

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Town Pride and the Penn State Scandal

Why State College residents are responding with such outrage to Joe Pa's firing

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Small Town Mayor Literally Makes News

Utah mayor admits to writing news articles about his city under pen name

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The Politics of New York's Stalled Taxi Plan

A sweeping new proposal by Mayor Bloomberg would expand cab coverage beyond Manhattan. So why hasn't it gone anywhere?

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2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums