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Cleveland's New Deal-Era Public Housing Posters

The Midwest city's approach was much friendlier than New York's

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Communicating the City With a Shirt

Company prints images of cities to spark conversation

Reuters

Do Nonprofit Hospitals Make Too Much Money?

Some of the most profitable hospitals in the nation are nonprofits, but they still receive tons of tax breaks

StrongTowns

The 'Diverging Diamond' Interchange Is an Abomination

A "recovering" engineer tears apart the latest "complete streets" design trend

Andre Langenus

Crazy for Containers

Shipping container designs have become so ubiquitous they've merited their own exhibition

Courtesy Tim Simmons

A Glimpse of Nature, Via Downtown Billboards

A photo project in Los Angeles and Philadelphia implants images of nature on urban billboards and buildings

Reuters

Another Reason to Stop Building New Homes: Job Creation

Repairing existing residential buildings produces about 50 percent more jobs than building new ones

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Does Anyone Own the Rights to Shipping Container Designs?

A UK developer says a temporary mall in New Zealand infringes on his intellectual property rights

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Can Phoenix Be Greened?

The city is ground zero for global warming emissions. But adopting a more sustainable urban planning approach will be very difficult

Reuters

2011's Most Fascinating Municipal Races

A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums

Reuters

When Mass Transit Riders Attack

Abuse of transit workers by passengers is rising in many cities - do service cuts and fare hikes play a factor?

The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states

Caren Firouz / Reuters

Temporary City, Population 3 Million

Pilgrims converge on Mecca for the Hajj, and fill its massive tent city

Reuters

How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

Issei Kato / Reuters

Tokyo’s Backup Plan

Japan is contemplating building a 'backup' city to take over the government if Tokyo is ever destroyed

Beth Zeigler

What to Do With a Glut of Reusable Bags

One woman's quest to give away all the extra grocery bags she's collected

Everyblock/Willjam

Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look

NFB/Interactive

'One Millionth Tower': A Virtual Document of Highrise Life

More than a billion people live highrises, but many are now falling into disrepair. A new interactive film project looks at how residents can work together to improve them

Kieran Doherty / Reuters

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure