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Postcard From Bethlehem

A California town recreates the blocks-long Bethlehem, complete with a night market, and other news

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Can Amtrak Afford Its New NYC Home?

As construction of Moynihan Station moves forward, the rail provider says it can't pay much rent

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A Building Becomes a Pinball Machine

Created for Lyon’s annual Festival of Lights, “Urban Flipper” projects a fully-playable pinball game onto the facade of a neo-classical theater

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Why the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale Rejected Sustainability as a Theme

Event curator Terence Riley on the role of architecture in urbanism and the commercialization of green

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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Price Tag of the Day: $10,000

That's the cost of securing an Occupy protest of 10 in the swanky town of Darien, Connecticut 

Happy Holidays From Your Mayor

The best in season's greetings

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Kim Jong-Il’s Vision for the City

What North Korea's urban architecture tells us about the late dictator

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The Social Media Avalanche and the Mayoral Communications Office

As criticism over the handling of Occupy camps heated up, not every mayor's office was prepared to deal with an international outpouring of negative opinion

Postcard From Bogota

Did the mayor cause the collapse of the city's electric company stock? That and other questions answered in today's news round-up

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

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The World's Next 20 Tallest Skyscrapers

The average height of towers is climbing — but how high is too high?

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The Best CityReads of 2011

10 of our favorite city-focused pieces of long-form journalism published this year

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Stuck, or Content?

What Richard Florida misunderstood about why people spend their lives in places like Ohio

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Winner of the Day: Buffalo

The city received the top score in a federal school funding challenge

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Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

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The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Why millennials are choosing to rent or borrow so many things rather than buy them

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What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

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Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios