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Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable

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Paying for Public Parks

Thanks to huge budget shortfalls, cities often have no choice but to charge for use of public spaces

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Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners

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Speeding Up Denver Ski Season Traffic ... By Going Slower

This winter, Colorado highway officials will institute "rolling speed harmonization" to ease congestion

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2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?

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The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results

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How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

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Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had

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The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

Kentucky Department of Highways

Free to Good Home: 456-Foot Steel Bridge

Kentucky tries to give away a historic bridge

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Making Pittsburgh New by Keeping it Old

A critic of development joins the other side

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How Mexico City Got Bikers to Stop Worrying and Ride

The Mexican capital has some of the worst traffic in the world, yet cycling is catching on

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Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data

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How Many Trees is Enough?

When it comes to reducing pollution, the key isn't the number of trees you plant but where you plant them

The Lost Neon Signs of Las Vegas

A professional film colorist revives his grandfather's 16mm footage from a trip to Las Vegas in 1962

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In Mexico City, Vigilantes Police the Police

Are the drug wars to blame for violence against Mexico's federal agents?

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Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

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Would You Move to Pittsburgh for $100,000?

A contest aims to lure older people to the city who dream of relocating