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Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since

MVRDV Architects

Are These 'Cloud' Towers Supposed to Evoke 9/11?

The architects say they "didn't notice" their design resembled the fiery scene at the World Trade Center

Postcard From Midtown Manhattan

A new food truck with "food to help you transform into a being of pure light," and other news

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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

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How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

A new study suggests that countries with high levels of diversity are better able to adapt new technologies and ideas

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Miami Marlins Risk Dropping the Ball on Transit

The new $634 million stadium is ready to go, but how fans will get there remains unclear

Codes Project

An Encylopedia of Land Use Codes

Online depository highlights the best city codes throughout history

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York

Keith Bacongco

Honduran Commuters Hurt by Rule to Prevent Drive-By Shootings

Temporary ban on motorcycle passengers will harm mobility in Honduras

Woodhead Architects

9 Non-Ugly Bus Terminals

These stations make bus travel bearable

Ice Cube as Urbanist

The rapper's take on Los Angeles' architecture would make critics proud

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Why Sunlight Preservation Should Trump Local Control

Massachusetts is considering a bill that would limit sky rises, despite charges that it violates Boston's right to develop freely

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Top U.S. Cities for Dog Parks, Skate Parks, Swimming Pools and More

New data from the Trust for Public Land shows which cities have the most parks per resident

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Postcard From Rio de Janeiro

An international festival brings some clowns to town

A Rapidly Sprawling Community Tries to Save Itself

A county outside of Atlanta develops an ambitious smart growth plan

Free Federal Money May Doom a Transit Center in Troy

The city's Tea Party mayor opposes the $8.5 million proposal because it will be completely paid for by Washington

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Should Cities Issue Prizes Instead of Tickets?

Incentivizing compliance for things like speeding or picking up dog poo can be a win for cities and residents, at least in the short run

Reuters

The Problem With City Crime Rankings

Lists of the most dangerous cities don't actually tell us anything about those cities