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Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.

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If You Want Nice People, Make Nice Places

A Pavement to Parks program spruces up public spaces. Will it help keep the homeless away?

Thomas B. Fordham Institute

American Schools Are Failing Miserably at Science Education

The majority of U.S. states have "mediocre to awful" standards in science, according to a brutal new scorecard.

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Cities Are Ground Zero for the Foreclosure Crisis

States are still struggling with foreclosures, but as new figures show, metro areas bear the brunt.

Postcard From New York

Local churches come together to protest a recently-passed ban on worship services in public schools.

How to Memorialize the AIDS Crisis

A look at some ideas for a park in New York City.

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'Taking Back the Town From the Automobile'

A clever idea for reclaiming the suburbs from endless driving.

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Ignoring Canada’s Minorities in Police Statistics

A new study finds that a majority of police agencies don’t track race in immigrant-rich country.

Reuters

What Taxis Add to Public Transit

Cabs don't have to compete with buses and subways - they can complement them.

You Already Own the Next Most Important Transportation Planning Tool

Your cell phone may provide the insight planners need to develop more efficient roads.

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The Greening of Houston

How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.

Map of the Day: How People Travel Around a City

An artist and cartographer lays out 10,000 tweets to map cities' most popular routes.

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Los Angeles Is the Smelliest City in America, Says GQ

The best smelling, that is. See where your city ranks on this highly unscientific listing of odorous burgs.

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Strip Malls Like You've Never Seen Before

The American landscape is littered with the decaying corpses of strip malls. Here are a few innovative ways we can turn them to our advantage.

Nate Berg

To Succeed, Cities Should Market Their Differences

Douglas Coupland calls on cities to take pride in their unique qualities.

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How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.

To Understand the City’s Budget, Write It

To help citizens better understand the budget process, Calgary's mayor let them craft it themselves.

Postcard From Baltimore

The victims of a mugging would like the media to stop talking about the mugging already and other news.

Reuters

Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy

The strange factors that impact whether we're content where we live.