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The Devastating Impact of Persistent Crime on Teens

In low-income urban neighborhoods, daily exposure to violence is a reality for many young people.

A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.

An Ingenious Banking Model: Speak Spanish and Serve Immigrants

For one North Carolina credit union, courting Latino immigrant members is a risk that pays off.

Take a Secret Peek Inside the Spire of the Chrysler Building

Urban explorer Moses Gates wormed his way up to the very top, far higher than where elevator service cuts off.

Ideas Trump Resources When it Comes to City Growth

Natural resources can help, but enduring economic growth is powered by talent and ideas.

Despite Austerity, Athens Completely Revamps Its Downtown

Tramlines! Bike paths! Trees! The plans could turn an area of shabby charisma into one of real, walkable charm.

Moscow Says 'No' To New Mosques

The mayor says citizens are "irritated by people who speak a different language" and have "different manners."

The Limits of Bus Rapid Transit: A Cape Town Case Study

Why BRT isn't right for every city.

Eyesore Solution of the Day: Vegetation Decorations for Construction Fences

Planters cover up offensive projects.

If Your City Were Wrecked by Totalitarian Urban Planners

Spend a moment sitting in the shoes of Bucharest.

A Public Transit Pope: Francis Rode Buses Instead of Limos Through Buenos Aires

The new Pope was born in Buenos Aires, and is celebrated for his humility.

Thousands Celebrate Puff of White Smoke, Selection of New Pope

The crowd gathered at the Vatican is pretty excited right now.

Should Pregnant Women Be Warned About the Health Risks of Driving?

The latest research suggests the answer is yes.

Mixed-Use Neighborhoods May Be Safer, Too

New research from Los Angeles finds that crime rates are lower in communities with both commercial and residential uses.

The Frightening Effects of the NYPD's 'Mapping Muslims' Program

"Everybody's an informant."

Rio's Mad Scramble: Will the City Be Ready for the World Cup?

Weather, worker strikes, and structural problems have set back the renovation of the historic Maracanã Stadium as FIFA's deadline looms.

Providence Wins Mayors Challenge Prize for Early Childhood Project

The $9 million Bloomberg Philanthropies contest also awards innovations from Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Santa Monica.

No Big Deal: 3,000 More Dead Pigs Found in the Huangpu River

That brings the total to about 6,000 dead hogs since Monday, but authorities claim the water is just fine.

Now These Could Be Useful: Pedestrian Penalty Cards

Cory Bortnicker takes a humorous approach to enforcing sidewalk etiquette.