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When Preparing for Major Events, How Should Cities Balance Civil Rights and Security?

As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.

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Sacramento's Mayor Continues His Push for More Power

He’s seeking a “strong-mayor” system, but opponents of the plan have prevented it from happening since 2008.

Graphic of the Day: Which Countries Are Cutting the Most Carbon?

A handy graphic illustrating where CO2 emissions are dropping fastest.

How Many Snow Plows Does a City Need?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

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Outbreak Watch: Erin Brockovich Investigates Mysterious Student Illness in Upstate New York

Students in Le Roy, New York, are beset by an unexplained storm of tics and verbal outbursts.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.

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Florida Is the Nation's Housing Market

The state shows the depths of the continuing crisis, but also offers some insightful solutions.

Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.

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In Queens, Are 2 Convention Centers Better Than One?

Two proposals create convention competition in Queens and raise questions about need.

Bringing A Little Bit of New York to Ann Arbor

The city's best-known sandwich maker on his unlikely path from history major to deli owner.

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The Post-Recession Power of Small Metros

A new map shows which metro areas have seen the highest – and lowest – job growth in various sectors since the recession.

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Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

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Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens

They save lots of money - and that's just their most obvious benefit.

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In Baku, a Citywide Coming-Out Party for Eurovision

The capital of post-Soviet Azerbaijan is decking itself out for Europe's kitschy song contest.

Video of the Day: The Joy of Biking in Mexico City

Two film makers capture the joys of riding in Mexico's capital

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

A Moveable Chief: A Conversation With Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein

The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.

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America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.