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Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

Reuters

The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.

Nate Berg

Creating ‘The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America’ ... In Southern California

A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.

Reuters

Venture Capital Shifts Downtown

Boston is wooing venture capital away from its suburbs.

Reuters

Gender Imbalance of the Day: Women Live Alone More Often Than Men

In America, 56 percent of single households are made up of women.

Conn. Mayor Joe Maturo Eats a Crow Taco After Latino Remark

The East Haven mayor has apologized for seeming to suggest his city's racial ills could be cured with delicious Mexican food.

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Are Cities Right to Criminalize Public Spitting?

A man in Daytona Beach, Fla., was recently taken to jail for spitting on the street. This is a good thing

Carnegie Mellon

David Lewis, Urban Design Pioneer

The influential Carnegie Mellon professor turned 90 this week, garnering a terrific profile in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reuters

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

Postcard From Seoul

Students now have the right to choose their own hairstyle, and other news

Baltimore City Health Department

Fighting Crime With Former Criminals

Baltimore's program to mediate disagreements between gang members successfully prevents homicides

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

Dennis Maitland shoots the city from its highest perches, all while conquering his fear of heights

How Home Builders Are Selling Green

Energy-efficient homes are cheaper in the long run, and that's what buyers want 

Reuters

The Urban Message Missing From the State of the Union

The issues facing the nation's cities were largely ignored in the president’s speech

Chicago Transit Authority

'I Hate the Blue Line' and Other Things Transit Systems Can Learn From Twitter

Public transportation riders aren't shy about expressing their displeasure when things go wrong

The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

Reuters

Percent of the Day: 51

Half of Detroit's children live in poverty, more than double the state average

Dallas River Turns Red With (Hog) Blood

A nearby meat-packing plant is being investigated as the cause of Trinity River's platelet-rich waters

Reuters

Olympic (City) Hopefuls

Bidding for the 2020 games is heating up. Local support bolsters unlikely Baku