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Cincinnati Does Not Smell Like Used Kitty Litter

The real scent of the Ohio city is far more complex.

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Do Gated Communities Threaten Society?

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

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A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

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The Next Big Foodie City? Tbilisi

This former Soviet Republic is poised to become a restaurant hot spot.

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Who Wants To Be...The Next Mr. Mumbai

The city's oldest and most prestigious body building competition takes place this week.

Explaining the City in 5 Videos

These films offer fresh insights into urban living.

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Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

Unique offerings make cities attractive to residents and tourists alike.

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What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.

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Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

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What the Summer Games Will Cost the Queen

The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.

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Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.

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Need More Office Space? Just Stick Some in the Alley

Could offices that clamp onto larger buildings or wander across town be the wave of the future?

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An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

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Abolishing Parking Minimums Is Not Anti-Children

The Seattle Times editorial board worries a proposal to relax parking minimums will hurt families, but they're getting it backward.

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From the Top of the Shard, London Looks Like a 'Giant Urban Circuit Board'

Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.

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Flooding Overtakes the Yemeni Capital

Heavy rains displace scores.

See Frank Gehry's Newest Apartment Building

The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.

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Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

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The Greenest Building May Actually Be a Neighborhood

A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.