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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.

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Solar-Powered Concept Car Fuses 'Batman' With 'Tron'

A London designer gives the staid solar car a badass, stealth-bomberlike makeover.

Postcard From Philadelphia

A Charles Dickens birthday party at a bootleg statue and other news.

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Why Planners Need to Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously

Three ways to engage Tea Party critics of sustainable design.

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Congress Is Toying With the Future of Mass Transit

A proposal to eliminate a share of the federal gas tax dedicated to public transportation would devastate urban mobility.

Where Pittsburgh Has the Sun Belt Beat

The city is better prepared to utilize a key resource: water.

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What Dollar Store Locations Reveal About America

Surprising data on who's shopping at the discount chains.

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Preparing San Francisco for the Next Big One

Report calls for retrofitting buildings to allow people to stay in the city after a major earthquake.

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Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020

A critical look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment projections for the rest of the decade.

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What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.