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California Mayor Loses His Mute Button

Carson's public hearings will no longer be subject to sudden silence.

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In Jerusalem, a Celebration Worthy of a Haircut

Orthodox Jews celebrate Lag Ba-Omer with bonfires and haircuts for three-year-olds boys.

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Corporate Sponsorship of New York Bike Share Probably Not a Sign of the Apocalypse

The city is covered in advertisements. At least this one will help me move my butt from one part to the other.

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In Renton, a Model for Green Revitalization

An exemplary development with first-class green infrastructure and mixed-income housing.

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'That Boy Can Drive': Behind the Wheel at the 2012 International Bus Roadeo

The olympics of bus driving draws stiff competition, and plenty of devoted fans.

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Do We Need Social Security for Our Houses, Too?

With an unprecedented number of retirees seeking to "age in place," America's stock of single-family homes may not be ready for them.

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At the 20th Congress for the New Urbanism, a Movement Feels its Age

They used to be radicals, now they're establishment. Has it changed their approach to development?

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Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

A new take on the Grand Palais.

New York City: The Nation's Second Leading Tech Hub

In the last few years, New York has risen to prominence in the world of tech start-ups.

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Scenes from Brazil's Crack Epidemic

The country is struggling to stem the spread of the drug in its urban slums.

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Why Manufacturing Still Matters in Cities

A new report shows that 80 percent of manufacturing jobs are located in metropolitan areas.

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How Satellite Cities Are Reshaping East Africa

Rapid urbanization and divided cities could create a "nouveau apartheid" in places like Rwanda and Kenya.

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Long Island Kids Beg for a School Bus to Take Them Across a Dangerous Road

New York's “complete streets” law is a step in the right direction, but roads around the state continue to threaten the lives of children who live and go to school near them.

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Cape Town Prepares for Winter

A glimpse of the city as the seasons change.

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The State of American Infrastructure

The Urban Land Institute takes stock of what cities are doing to rebuild.

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The Impending Obesity Epidemic

42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030 - why aren't we doing more to fight this?

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America's Most Powerful Global Cities

Sizing up the global clout of U.S. cities.

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London's Brand Olympics

The Games have provided an unprecedented opportunity, not always welcome, for companies to attach their names to parts of the city.

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Welcome to the Rebuild Era

Lately, America's leaders have talked a lot about the need to rebuild. Has it begun?