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Postcard From Tokyo

How the city has changed since the earthquake.

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America's Most Optimistic Communities

Despite lower economic confidence nationwide, a majority of Americans say they are satisfied with the places they call home.

Tour a Wizard City

For the first time, a scale model of Hogwarts will be on display in London.

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Why Apple's New Campus Is Bad for Urban America

The company's sprawling, car-dependent new headquarters violates even the most basic tenets of smart growth and walkability.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

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Are Satellite Cities the Key to the Future?

In a lot of cases, they may be the best way for metros to grow without succumbing to sprawl.

Scenes From Above: Atlanta's Massive Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport

The sheer scale of America's busiest airport can hardly be appreciated in your average layover.

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Is There a Smart Way for Cities to Privatize Parking?

Sacramento hopes to learn from the successes and mistakes of Indianapolis and Chicago.

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Crisis of the Day: The Church Foreclosure Boom

A record number of American parishes are being foreclosed upon.

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The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

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Living in a Poor Neighborhood Actually Hurts

Why people in low-income areas are more likely to experience chronic pain.

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What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

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Unofficial and Awesome Street Furniture

Cities looking for new ways to spruce up their public spaces might consider this idea, from Hamburg.

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Postcard From Iwaki

One year after the earthquake, the city tries to rebuild.

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The Historical Roots of Detroit's Ruin

In Detroit: A Biography, journalist Scott Martelle finds the answers behind today's Motor City buried deep in its past.

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In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

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Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

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When it Comes to Parks, it's Not Just How Many, But Where

A crowdsourced map hopes to help cities identify and address so-called play deserts.