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What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

Map of the Day: Where the Government Workers Are

Besides D.C., which states boast the most federal employees?

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

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Mayor Chooses Supermodel French First Lady to Represent Working Class in Statue

A Paris suburb is planning to use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's face in a statue honoring female immigrant workers.

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Chicagoans vs. Falling Icicles: A History

The Chicago skyline is gorgeous to look at, but in the winter it rains down icy fingers of death upon the populace.

Waterproofing New York City

A bold new design retrofits Manhattan, protecting it from climate change's rising sea levels.

Reuters

Can the Feds Save the Housing Market?

An ambitious new program would transform foreclosed homes into rentals. But will it help the cities that need it most?

Postcard From Seattle

ABC News tracked down the couple that inspired the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and more news.

Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

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Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

Goody Clancy

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

Nate Berg

Exit Interview: Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s Ousted Planning Director

A look back at 6 years guiding one of the world’s most livable cities.

Reuters

Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative

The country's conservative drift is only deepening.

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Can Rail Beef Up South Africa’s Economy?

The president hopes to build transportation capacity to aid the crucial mining sector.

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D.C. Looks to the Past to Fix Its Zoning Code

After a four-year rewrite process, the District of Columbia's proposed new zoning harkens back to before the 1950s.

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.

University of Sydney

World's Oldest Known Underwater City Gets a 3-D Makeover

Divers used a robotic optics system to create a photorealistic reconstruction of Pavlopetri, an ancient trading post off the coast of Greece.

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Mapping America's Illnesses, in Near Real-Time

Twitter reports of coughing, upset stomachs and, er, "man flu" all pop up on SickWeather.com's disease map.