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The Food Truck Industrial Complex

Not just the purview of minimalist restaurateurs, food trucks have spawned growth in a number of surprising sectors

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North America's Most Welcoming Welcome Signs

Whether it's a fun slogan or an unusual design, these signs help their towns stand out

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Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

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Buffalo's Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City's Newest Classroom

The city is turning the station's front yard into a center for ecology and sustainable development

Affordable Housing That Doesn't Scream 'Affordable'

Free from stigma and institutional homogeneity, these good looking buildings are in a class by themselves

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Techies Embed in City Hall

Code for America provides fellows to cities to tackle local problems

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How New Orleans Got Its Recycling Back

Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem

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To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

According to a new study, free Wi-Fi makes travelers more likely to opt not to drive

Courtesy City of New Haven

In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

Courtesy Konza Technology City

The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub

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It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love Approach

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

Tojo

Small Stuff for Small City Apartments

While most household products keep getting bigger, these designers are keeping city dwellers in mind

Joshua Lott / Reuters

U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

18,000 bridges in need of repair are located in large U.S. metropolitan areas

Reuters

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

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The New Capitals of High Speed Internet

Kansas City's Internet is about to get 100 times faster - now, it's got to figure out how to harness that power

Reuters

Paris Syndrome: Could Any Other City Produce This Bizarre Affliction?

An actual illness can apparently result upon realizing Paris isn't all its cracked up to be

Is Gentrification Always Bad for Revitalizing Neighborhoods?

If done right, cities can preserve their character while bringing in new business

Reuters

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

The Plant

Growing Industry From its Own Ashes

A new incubator for small business in a converted Chicago meatpacking plant