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What the 2012 TED Prize Means for ‘The City 2.0’

Conference’s award and prize money aimed at improving global cities

Swedish Group Offers Insurance for Public Transit Scofflaws

A one-month subway pass in Stockholm: $115. A month of turnstile-hopping insurance? $15

Crazy Spanish Culture Center Closed After Just 9 Months

The popular Niemeyer Center was meant to revitalize a gritty industrial town. But the government deemed it too lavish to operate

Ho Chi Minh City's Wild Traffic Patterns

Photographer Rob Whitworth pieced together 10,000 images to capture the city's everyday movements

Postcard From Tbilisi

A reality show starring the mayor, Ronald Reagan statue as political prop and a city budget with some major holes

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New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

The Lost Movie Houses of Southeast Asia

A photographer chronicles a dying art space

Courtesy: Kai Hagen

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting

Land conservation should be central to sustainable communities

Mimi Kirk

Singapore Reinvests in its Famed Food Hawker Centers

It's been 26 years since the last hawker center was built, but the city-state still sees social value in their enterprise

Nate Berg

Rehabilitating the Occupy L.A. Park

Emptied of protesters, the park outside Los Angeles City Hall will take months to fix

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The Geography of Global Brands

Which countries are home to the most valuable names in business?

Chart of the Day: In Latin American Cities, Unemployment Drops

And the informal economy is shrinking

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The Building Code Violation Behind Occupy D.C.'s Sunday Standoff

Protesters were arrested after refusing to come down from the roof of a barnlike structure that had no foundation

Courtesy: Vulcan Real Estate

Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How

Seattle tests a code that would allow architects to decide how to best reduce energy waste

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The Evolving Fence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New style of fencing adds to securitized boundary

Postcard From Milan

Fashion show fights and a new hotel by fashion designer Giorgio Armani

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

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BART's Gamble on Safety Over Cell Phones

New policy outlines when the San Francisco transit agency can interrupt wireless service in underground stations