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In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

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In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

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The High Cost of a Homelessness Surge

With shelter space scarce, this winter has seen U.S. cities shelling out big bucks to house families in motels.

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Near Our National Parks, to Build or Not to Build?

Voters in tiny Tusayan, Arizona, will soon have their say on a proposed megaproject near the Grand Canyon.

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Take a Video Tour of Istanbul's Conceptual New Taksim Square

Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.

Town-Gown Tiff of the Day: Brown Versus Providence

The city says the university should shoulder more of its huge budget shortfall. 

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The Paris-ification of Hanoi

The legacy of French imperialism can be seen in the Vietnamese city's vibrant street life.

Runaway Cow Wreaks Havoc on Downtown Traffic

Baku police officers grapple with an unlikely problem.

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How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

Hot or Not, the Philadelphia Edition

Which street scene is more beautiful? A website endeavors to answer that question.

Postcard From Patna

The city renovates its zoo, and other news.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

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How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

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Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

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The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.

Video of the Day: Thinking Cities

A  new documentary about an increasingly urbanized world.

Postcard From Billings

Gas prices are up by 7 cents this week and other news.

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Speeding Tickets for Going 26 MPH

A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.