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Do We Pay More To Live in Diverse Neighborhoods?

Diverse neighborhoods had higher population growth and stronger property value growth last year – and they’re a bit pricier to begin with.

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For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness

The ugly truth about what Marchetti’s Constant means for walkers almost everywhere.

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Submit Your Questions for Ray LaHood

The outgoing Secretary of Transportation will answer questions from Atlantic Cities readers here later this month.

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Travel Site of the Day: Airbnb Goes Hyperlocal

Now you can book your rent-a-room by neighborhood.

Public Toilet in Graveyard Is Tearing Australian Town Apart

Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.

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The Staten Island Clean-Up Has a Long Way to Go

Many waterfront communities are still in a "state of torment."

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Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

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We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Most Transit Referendums Won

Last week's results are very encouraging — but they're actually in line with recent success rates.

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How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better

The governments of virtually all large Latin American cities now use social media to engage with citizens, and smaller cities are quickly following suit.

Kaid Benfield

Tips for Creating Public Spaces People Actually Want to Use

A city's residents understand how to make exciting streets, squares and parks. Here's how to engage them in the process.

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L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.

Kurt Hollander

When Your City Is Killing You

In Several Ways to Die in Mexico City, author Kurt Hollander explores the way a city's air, food, and diseases actually affect us.

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The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

Do New Yorkers Really Need to Be Told How to Use Bike Lanes?

According to this cheeky movie by the city's Bike Ambassadors, yes, yes they do.

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Dance of the Day: In the Streets

You can dance if you want to; you can leave your friends behind.

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Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

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After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?

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Why America Has One of the Highest Child Poverty Rates in the Developed World

Blame our public policy, which hasn't kept up with the massive changes in American family structure.