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Steven Siegel

Mementos of NYC's 'Missing Limb'

Long-time city photographer Steven Siegel recalls one of his favorite subjects, the World Trade Center.

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How Climate Change Could Make Summer Crime Waves Worse

One researcher predicts we could see as many as 30,000 more U.S. homicides over the next 90 years thanks to rising temperatures.

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Foreclosure Crisis Opens and Closes a Treasure Trove of Parks

With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.

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Talent Beats Trade in Economic Development

Turns out human capital is vastly more important than trade when it comes to generating regional growth.

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Disappointing Contest of the Day: America's Transportation Award

Guess what kinds of projects the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials decided to honor this year?

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Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

When Building Demolitions Go Wrong

Cough, cough.

Luc Schuiten

The 'Vegetal' Cities of Luc Schuiten: A Sustainability Fantasy

The visionary architect imagines metropolises built like vast orchards.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

A Diary of Camping in New York City

One couple's quest to find serenity in "the wilderness" of Staten Island.

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Giant Head Sees All on the Beaches of Rio

Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.

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For the Love of Concrete

A new book aims to repair the reputation of the much-maligned composite.

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Remembering a Pioneer of American Architecture Photography

Jack Boucher spent his life preserving historic buildings with his camera.

Walkability Workbook

Concrete Ideas for Promoting Walkability

There's a wealth of resources available to communities looking for a place to start.

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Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

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Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

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The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

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What Are the Building Types of the 'Prosumer' Society?

If we're all being put to work as consumers in the production of the things we buy, it must be having an effect on the landscape of our cities.

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The High Cost of Stadiums: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.