Politics

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Mapping 'Urbicide' in World War II

Wartime cartography shows how U.S. bombing of Japan shifted from military targets to cities in general.

Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?

Remember the Fallen

An annual ritual at Arlington National Cemetery.

New York as Flyover Country

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

Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

200 riders peddled from New York to Washington on the annual Climate Ride.

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

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

Election Day in Cairo

A city celebrates its first free election in 30 years.

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.

Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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.”

A Celebration of Steampunk

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

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.

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.

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.

California Mayor Loses His Mute Button

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

The State of American Infrastructure

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

Welcome to the Rebuild Era

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

Americans Trust Local Government More Than Washington

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

Videos

Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

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