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The 440 Cities Driving Global Growth

Cities in emerging economies will play a huge role in increasing global GDP between now and 2025.

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This Week in Bans: Alabama Town Stops Gassing Strays Thanks to Death-Proof Dog

Also, a Rhode Island community comes out against the "threat" of LED lighting and Bhutan outlaws cars from the road on Tuesdays.

K. Scott Kreider

How Thousands of Headstones Ended Up Under a Philadelphia Bridge

A surprising tale of a forgotten cemetery, a land grab, and some clever recycling.

Reuters

Big Cities on the Rise

Cities in the South and the West are leading the urban influx.

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Colorado Burning, in Pictures

"Epic" fires across the state have forced thousands of evacuations and damaged hundreds of homes.

City College of New York

Obesity's Spread Across America Looks Like a Virus

The country's most pressing non-contagious health crisis seems to act like it is one. What does that mean for public health policy?

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How the Feds Are Building More Sustainable Cities

Already, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has given $3.5 billion to more than 700 municipalities.

Gallup

Where the Uninsured Live

Keep this map in mind now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Obamacare.

Eddi Törnberg

An Office Desk That Generates Electric Power Via Your Butt

Inspired by the laziness of humans, a Swedish designer built a workspace that runs in part on body heat and movement.

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Why Can't We Just Convert Vacant Buildings Into Housing for the Homeless?

America's got plenty of vacant properties and a serious homelessness problem. But of course, it's not that simple.

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America’s Leading High-Tech Metros

The new geography of technology centers.

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These Transit Riding Politicians Don't Support Public Transit

Members of Congress who spent much of this year fighting over transportation funding should remember they have the sweetest transit system around.

Chart of the Day: No Two Cities Will Recover Alike

The recession and housing crisis hit every city a little differently.

Reuters

In Northeast Ohio, Cars Are the Past, Hospitals Are the Future

Changes in employment in the Cleveland area show shifts in which industries are driving the economy.

Mark McKeague

In the Future, Traffic Might Sound Less Like 'Honk' and More Like 'Eee-Beep-Boop'

A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.

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The 'Best' 1-Bedroom Apartment in Tokyo Costs $23 Million

This incredible penthouse might be out of your price range, but looking is free.

Reuters

The 7 Biggest Cities Ever to File for Bankruptcy

The bankrupt Stockton has some company.

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Summertime, the World Over

Gorgeous photos of kite fliers, beach bums, and men playing chess in their underwear.

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A Bankrupt City, By The Numbers

Some of the factors that made Stockton the largest bankrupt city in American history.