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Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

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Inside Smellvertising, the Scented Advertising Tactic Coming Soon to a City Near You

U.K. bus stops will soon smell like delicious baked potatoes. And this is likely just the beginning.

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Are America's Prison Towns Doomed?

With the nation's incarceration rate steadily declining, small towns that bet big on prisons are finding themselves in a financial jam.

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Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.

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East L.A. Denied Cityhood Once Again

Neighborhood has been seeking incorporation for decades, but is turned down over financial concerns.

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DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."

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What the Latest Report on Racial Inequality Doesn't Tell Us

New numbers from the Urban Institute require some context.

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How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists

Rocket scientist Tim Pickens on his city's culture of scientific discovery.

Postcard From London

A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.

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An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 2

A look at five more city-infringing freeways targeted for much-needed demolition.

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A Native American Public Housing Project Returns to its Roots

A new plan in New Mexico incorporates traditional forms into its design.

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San Francisco Tops the Nation in Parking Meter Fines

Only New York City has comparatively expensive tickets for parking at an expired meter.

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Like Water for Airport Traffic

Georgia says it’ll let Chattanooga have a piece of its air economy in exchange for water.

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Why Women-Only Transit Options Have Caught On

In Japan, groping on crowded trains is so common, young women seek refuge in cars where men aren't allowed.

Can One of Maine's Emptiest Counties Become an Urbanist Paradise?

One designer's vision to turn Maine's rural Piscataquis county into a 125-acre car-free village.

Graphic of the Day: The Next Bubble?

Higher education could be set to explode like the housing market.

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Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

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Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

A conversation with philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus about the importance of traditional architecture.