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Mark Byrnes

In Tennessee, All Innovation Is Regional

A governor's ambitious plan to foster knowledge-based jobs across the state

Mobility Lab

An R&D Lab for Transit Tech Tools

Arlington County's Mobility Lab experiments with high-tech ways to help people get over their transit phobias

Mark Brynes

In New York, Growing a Technology Hub

The city invests millions to build a state-of-the-art technology campus

Innovative State and City Government Solutions to Watch in 2012

A special report from the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation looks at local solutions to our national woes

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Study of the Day: HUD's Housing Legacy

Does moving residents from high-poverty neighborhoods to low-poverty ones work?

Defining a 'Meaningful' Space

Sometimes just using your eyeballs is the best place to start

Courtesy: John Wall

Postcard From Raleigh

A zombie battle and other news 

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The Where and Why of Coachella 2012

A look at where popular music's next superstars are likely to hail from based on the California festival's lineup

A Public Space That Plays With You

A funky exhibit in Istanbul is part of a growing trend of "interactive architecture" that's easy to access

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The Right Fix for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

King's memorial in Washington should reflect the dignity and humility of the man it honors

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Why More Homeless Shelters Should Allow Alcohol

Wet shelters may be connected to more deaths than we'd like, but they offer a last-resort home to the chronically homeless

Reuters

Concert of the Day: A Free Show at the Epicenter of Homelessness in L.A.

Street festival aims to reduce the stigma of Skid Row

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After Demolishing a Highway, How Should a City Rebuild?

A round-up of the best comments from this week's The Big Fix

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A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design

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Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

Reuters

Postcard From Belem

A birthday for Brazil's port city and other news

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Do Cities Need Universities to Survive?

Four university presidents detail what they can (and can't) provide a city

Reuters

How an Ink Cartridge Trashed in Seattle Ended Up in Mexico

A group of MIT scientists chronicles the long, sad journey of our waste

Reuters

What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco