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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.

Daniel Toole

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention

On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.

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Flag of the Day: Confederacy Sustains a Blow in Minnesota

The rise and fall of the South, as staged in the backyard of West St. Paul councilman Ed Hansen.

Jim Henderson

New York City in Line for Dozens of '100-Year Floods' Every Century

If the climate continues to warm, Manhattan could face crippling deluges every 3 to 20 years by the end of the century, say MIT researchers.

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

Nishant Jethi

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.

Postcard From Fraser Valley

The case of some missing auctioned goats.

What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

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Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

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At Charlotte's New Walmart, a Transit Promise Unfulfilled

The city pledged transit-oriented development around the store — so why is it building roads?

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Moscow Government Buildings to Be Converted to Housing

Moving ministries to the outskirts would leave opportunities for reuse in the crowded core.

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The Geography of U.S. Economic Confidence

Why Americans in some states feel more secure in their economic future.

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The American Dream, Revised

A new exhibit explores radical solutions for the nation's housing woes.

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Excess of the Day: Hanoi's Gold Leaf Masks

A specialty salon offers an expensive therapy to whiten the skin.

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In Tashkent, Hide Your Candy Hearts

Upset with Western decadence, the government of Uzbekistan is urging its citizens to shun Valentine's in favor of Emperor Babur.

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The Measure of a Beautiful Street

The OpenPlans.org team wants to see if it can quantify what makes one street nicer than another.

The World's Smallest Mobile Music Venue

A box with just enough space for one performer and one spectator.

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S.F. Mayor Wants Tony Bennett on Every Radio Station

San Francisco hopes to honor “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” on Valentine's Day.