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The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

City of Poznan

The World's Best Ice Sculptors Throw a Party

The 2012 International Poznań Ice Festival.

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In a Kansas City Neighborhood, Deep Investments and an Uncertain Future

Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?

SunRail

4 Great Transportation Projects to Watch (and 4 Awful Ones)

Highlights from the Sierra Club's list of the country's 50 best and worst.

Will Sandy's Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012?

The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?

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Los Angeles Ponders Morality of Circus Elephants: This Week in Bans

Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.

Aether & Hemera

Art Installation of the Day: Paper Boats on London's Canary Wharf

Like being a kid again...a kid with state-of-the-art technology and materials.

New York City To Get Its Very Own Pyramid

The new building will slope up to 38 stories, with a giant courtyard, almost the size of a football field, cut out of the center.

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Imagine: New York to Washington in 72 Minutes, Via Bullet Train

China's fastest trains were unveiled today. Why the northeast corridor won't be getting similar treatment any time soon.

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Hints of the Holidays Amid Sandy's Wreckage

Nods to Christmas in Breezy Point, Queens.

Transforming Cities Into Snow Globes

In this video, a blend of time-lapse and macro photography creates a festive look.

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Mississippi's Capital City Doesn't Have a Movie Theater. Will That Ever Change?

The city has been struggling to recruit one since 2009.

Mark Byrnes

Richmond's Fledgling Street Art Scene

Artists redecorated a dead space between two vibrant sections of Richmond. But connectivity issues still keep visitors away.

Buy Some of Buffalo's Most Important Historic Buildings for $1

A small group of activists are using the internet to get residents to buy and restore homes from the city's golden age.

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The Death of the American Shopping Mall

Stores don't need nearly as much retail space as they used to, and this is seriously hurting the country's real estate market.

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The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

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Why Renters Waste More Energy Than Homeowners

Landlords buy inefficient appliances, according to new research.

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People Trying to Reduce Air Pollution Might Be Inhaling Even More Pollution

Bicyclists and public-bus commuters in San Diego are exposing themselves to a whole lot of crap in the air, according to new research.

Happy Holidays From Cities Around the World

Public spaces decked out in the season's finest.