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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

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The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states

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How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

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How Can Cities Encourage Residents to Live More Sustainably?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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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

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Making Local Government Funny in 'Parks and Recreation'

Writer Dan Goor talks about turning bureaucracy into comedy

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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

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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

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Paying for Public Parks

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

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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

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The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results

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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