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Reuters

Making Energy Efficient Streetlights a Reality

How cities can overcome some of the disadvantages of LEDs

Postcard From Guatemala City

Scrap metal "mines," a search for airport funding and South America's own Silicon Valley

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

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Why Preservationists Must Be Picky

If we try to save everything, we risk losing our credibility

Reuters

Why Your Water Bill Must Go Up

America's water infrastructure crisis is going to get a lot worse—and a lot more expensive—before it gets better

Reuters

An Eye on Cyber­attacks on Critical Infrastructure

A recent hacking scare at an Illinois water district should have cities taking notice

Reuters

The Makeup of Stuck America

Why people from some states move more than others

Reuters

Fostering Sustainability in Houston

City programs slowly turn an oil city green

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An Atlas of Public Life in Downtown Saskatoon

Canadian city’s downtown gets detailed survey

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Can Modern Architecture Ever Gain Favor in Historic Neighborhoods?

The San Francisco Chronicle's architecture critic weighs in on his city's epic preservation battles

Postcard From Almaty, Kazakhstan

Larger-than-life statues and murders that fuel fears of terrorism

Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world

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How Happy Is Seattle?

The "Happiness Initiative" aims to measure well-being in cities across the country

Reuters

Note to Lenders: Inner-City Small Businesses Don't Need More Real Estate

Research shows federal programs designed to help small businesses aren't helping very much

The Geography of Stuck

America can be divided into two distinct classes, the stuck and the mobile

Ruth Samuelson

Mexico Tries to Start its Own Black Friday

The annual mega-sale concept sees a soft landing south of the border

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Postcard From Plymouth, Mass.

Cooking fires, food history and a rocky memorial

Designing for Good

An art school in California pushes students to collaborate on art and service-learning projects

In a Dutch Suburb, a Housing Project as Art

A new apartment by 24-H architecture boasts wildly free-form balconies