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Wages Are on the Rise in U.S. Cities

Over the last year, wages increased in all but three of the largest 20 metros.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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Postcard From Kathmandu

Water to cure what ails you.

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You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

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Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

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Fresh Data on Public Housing Relocation and Crime

The latest study finds some links between crime and Section 8 housing in Chicago and Atlanta.

Couresy: Rebuilding Exchange

Why This Chicago Non-Profit Wants Your Trash

They train the disadvantaged to transform garbage into beautiful furniture.

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World Leaders Posing with Model Cities

Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.

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Outbreak of the Day: Cholera

77 new cases a day are being reported across Haiti.

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The Most Desolate City on Earth: Gunkanjima, aka 'Battleship Island'

This abandoned coal mine off of Nagasaki would be a wicked place to have a paintball match.

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The End of Sprawl?

U.S. census data released today shows a decline in exurban populations.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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Postcard From Brussels

Asylum-seekers sew their lips together as part of a hunger strike.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.

An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

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Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.

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The Enduring Effect of Neighborhoods

Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson on his new book, Great American City.