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Postcard From Providence

Drug busts, red buildings and a former hotel housekeeper wins a city council seat

Reuters

How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

Reuters

How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks 

Reuters

Darker Cities, Brighter Stars

A movement tries to reclaim the night sky from urban light pollution

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The Long Road to Reviving Boston's Public Market

Once home to one of the country's first public markets, the city faces tough choices in bringing one back

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At Crosswalks, Should Drivers Have to Be Mind Readers?

Ann Arbor, Mich., grapples with redefining a law that forces drivers to stop if a pedestrian even appears to be approaching a crossing

Reuters

Study of the Day: Minorities in Michigan Pay More for Utilities

The reason is more connected to location than race

Reuters

Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

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The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

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Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

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Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

Postcard From Durham

Vacant lot beautification, police phone calls and a gallery opening fit for these economic times

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The End of Sprawl

Businesses are moving downtown, the suburban office park is basically extinct - is a more urban future inevitable?

Reuters

Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive

New York City DOT

Curbside Haikus

New York unveils creative signs aimed at pedestrian safety

Reuters

Getting Pop-Ups to Take Root

Programs aim to make temporary business turn permanent

Andrea Bowers & Olga Koumoundouros

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

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Parkour Is Not a Crime (Except When It Is)

Florida communities move to ban the urban sport