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Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.

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In Queens, Are 2 Convention Centers Better Than One?

Two proposals create convention competition in Queens and raise questions about need.

Bringing A Little Bit of New York to Ann Arbor

The city's best-known sandwich maker on his unlikely path from history major to deli owner.

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The Post-Recession Power of Small Metros

A new map shows which metro areas have seen the highest – and lowest – job growth in various sectors since the recession.

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Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

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Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain Gardens

They save lots of money - and that's just their most obvious benefit.

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In Baku, a Citywide Coming-Out Party for Eurovision

The capital of post-Soviet Azerbaijan is decking itself out for Europe's kitschy song contest.

Video of the Day: The Joy of Biking in Mexico City

Two film makers capture the joys of riding in Mexico's capital

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

A Moveable Chief: A Conversation With Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein

The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.

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America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Postcard From Kuala Lumpur

Investigations into a group advocating subservience to husbands and other news.

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In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.

How We Plowed Before Snow Plows Were Invented

A short history of snow removal in America's cities.

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Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

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The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.

Nate Berg

Creating ‘The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America’ ... In Southern California

A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.

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Venture Capital Shifts Downtown

Boston is wooing venture capital away from its suburbs.