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Postcard from Portland

Porta Potti brawls, server farms and a battle to play the most Christmas music 

Courtesy Inhabit

How Hamburg Became Europe's Greenest City

A spate of new development projects will make the city more walkable

Reuters

Start-Up New York?

New York City is well positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the country's tech innovation leader

Dupont Underground

A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

Reuters

White Roofs Cool Cities More Than Trees

Reflective roofing programs may also be a vast deal more effective than green ones

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

Reuters

How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Turenscape

9 Beautiful Pedestrian Bridges Not Designed by Santiago Calatrava

Part art, part crosswalk, these wild walkways would look at home in a museum

Fresh Moves

Grocery Stores on Wheels

Mobile fresh food trucks are popping up in under-served neighborhoods all over the country

Architizer

A City in the Sky

An urban space that floats in the clouds

Chuck Wolfe

Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?

A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future

Postcard from Honolulu

Sidewalk bans, Christmas trees and some funny business with illegal driver's licenses

Reuters

'New York is Not a City of Alleys': A Film Location Scout's Pet Peeves

Nick Carr, a New York City location scout, explains why "Ghostbusters" captured the city so well and what annoys him the most about certain directors

Reuters

Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?

okc.gov

After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

Four years ago, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds

Reuters

Brazil's Population Is Now Majority Minority

Preliminary results from 2010 census shows the mixed-race and black population has tipped the scale at the same time the country's cities saw remarkably high growth rates

Interval Architects

A Beijing Square Designed for Everyday Occupation

'Rollercoaster' is both a monumental sculpture and a functional gathering space

Wikimedia Commons

A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

A design competition is underway to re-imagine America's most infamous public housing complex