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Nate Berg

What Impression Does Your City Make From the Window of a Train?

A 16-city tour of America, from an Amtrak seat.

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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

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Gotham City, Under Construction

Batman: Death By Design, explores the link between Batman and architecture.

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Remember the Fallen

An annual ritual at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Can Trees Actually Deter Crime?

Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.

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A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

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'Crowd-Sourcing Can't Build Bridges': Looking Beyond the Rebuild Era

Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?

Annti Ahtiluoto

Turning Trash Into Table Tennis

Found objects become an urban ping pong station in Helsinki.

Debra Bruno

The Lonely Life of the Chinese Graffiti Writer

Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Rent Bubble of the Day: $2,300 For a 1 Bedroom in North Dakota

An oil boom has caused prices to soar in one small city.

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This Week in Bans: Beijing's Public Toilets to Become Fly-Free

Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.

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The High School Curriculum Every Urban Planner Wishes They'd Had

A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.

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Mapping Vacant Properties to Make Quicker Sales

With thousands of vacant lots on hand, Philadelphia is trying to make it easier for people to buy them.

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New York as Flyover Country

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

Patrick Cummins

A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

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Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.

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Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

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

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

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