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Postcard From Tokyo

A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news

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How a Civic Engagement Campaign Saved Ecuador's Biggest City

The revival of Guayaquil offers a powerful model for urban recovery

Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor

Fixing America's Soon-To-Be Waterless Cities

Urban areas around the country are drying up - are there any easy solutions?

Reuters

Homeless Killings Amid Affluence Highlight Increasing Violence

Experts see a growing desensitization to the homeless

Reuters

Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

Reuters

The High Price of Prejudice

The numbers don't lie: Prejudice isn't just morally reprehensible, it's economically punishing as well.

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Colder States = More Binge Drinking

We took a quick look at the relationship between weather and alcohol consumption

Reuters

Can Skyscraper One-Upmanship Predict Economic Collapse?

Barclay's sure thinks so

Reuters

Number of the Day: 80

That's the number of mayors who have pledged their support to a new city-based gay marriage advocacy group

Reuters

How Can Cities Make Life Easier for the Elderly?

One city in South Carolina comes up with some innovative solutions

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Portfolio of the Week: ikon.5

An emerging architecture firm that specializes in designing projects for higher education

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California's Big Redevelopment Gamble

What will the state lose by getting rid of the agencies that govern development?

Mark Byrnes

What the Federal Government Can Learn From Metros

The innovative solutions we've showcased this week should inspire Washington

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Googling the City's Edge

Lessons learned from comparing city borders on Google Maps

Postcard From Key West

The Miami to Keys "over the sea" railroad turns 100 and other news 

Documenting the New Generation of Health Problems Caused by Sprawl

In a new documentary, a trio of doctors examine why diseases like diabetes and obesity have sky-rocketed

Reuters

Can China Support Its New Urban Majority?

According to a new report, the country could face major food and water shortages thanks to climate change

Reuters

The Municipal Feud That Made Hollywood

In 1937, a California city just southwest of Hollywood tried to change its name - to Hollywood

Mark Byrnes

Empowering Regions to Reinvent Themselves

In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave ten regions the opportunity to propose their own economic fixes