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For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

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America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Map of the Day: Good News for Public Transportation

A guide to the major 2012 projects

Sarah Goodyear

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

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Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others

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'Pocket Neighborhoods' For Sustainable Suburbs

Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic

Reuters

Postcard From Lahore

How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news

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How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

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The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

American Planning Association

The Emerging and Interconnected 'Megapolitan' Regions

The next urban agglomerations will be big, populated and crucial to the economy

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The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

Dirty Mavis

High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

Six Urbanist Themes for 2012

From Twitter to "third places," here are some innovative urban ideas that aren't going away

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

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Happy New Year! Now Give Up Your Cigarettes, Plastic Bags and Shark Fins

A round-up of new municipal laws from around the country

Populous

What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record

Reuters/Anthony Bolante

How to Pay for America's Infrastructure

Should infrastructure banks replace our current system of funding roads and transit through grants?

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Map of the Day: Florida’s Ongoing Mortgage Problem

High rates of foreclosure plague the state’s metros, but there are some reasons for hope