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Mark Byrnes

Los Angeles Doubles Down on Exports

A newly formed council hopes to make L.A.'s access to other markets more profitable for local companies

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After Decades of Neglect, Washington Finally Fixes Its Waterfront

A new plan will bring residents to the river's edge for shopping and hanging out

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Can Water Save Milwaukee?

One entrepreneur is trying to remake the city as a capital of water technology

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The Geography of American Binge Drinking

States with more liberals, extraverts and college grads drink more

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How to Fix America's Least Innovative Industry: Construction

The process of erecting a new building hasn't changed substantially in 50 years. Why is that?

Graphic of the Day: Cities With the Most Expensive Hotel Rooms

Buyer beware before traveling to Oman

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Tea Party Mayor Loses Battle to Block Troy Transit Center

The city council went ahead and voted to accept millions in federal money Tuesday, despite the mayor's objections

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Jerry Brown Breathes New Life Into High-Speed Rail

New business plan could see construction begin this year

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Boozy Wisconsin Mayor Escapes Recall Effort, For Now

Sheboygan's embattled mayor, who's Internet famous for epic displays of public drunkenness, survived the first stage of a recall effort on Tuesday

Landscape Absurdism: An Urban Prairie in St. Louis

What happens to a neighborhood when demolition becomes the official urban policy

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Metro Job Recovery Remains a Long Way Off

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors predicts when U.S. metros will return to pre-crisis job levels

Postcard From Selma

A 127-year-old YMCA building lives to see another day, and other news

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For Fast-Growing Metro Economies, Don't Look to the U.S. or Europe

The vast majority of high performing metro areas last year were in the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Latin American regions

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How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

A new report, based on an evaluation of Atlanta's transit system, suggests expanding into job centers and improving transfers

What Smart Growth Advocates Get Wrong About Density

It isn't just about the number of buildings

Mark Byrnes

San Diego Pushes Hard on Electric Vehicles

A public/private partnership that will help better understand EV consumer behavior

Mark Byrnes

Connecticut Looks to Jumpstart Its Clean Economy

The state is providing capital to clean energy companies when the private sector won't

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Collaborative Workspaces: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

It's high time for some backlash against open office designs

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The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations?