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Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race

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9 Cool Projects Under Freeway Overpasses

Innovative ways to reuse the empty space beneath overpasses

Mark Byrnes

Why I Love My City: Tom Toles on Buffalo

Washington Post political cartoonist reflects on life in his hometown

Stefano Paltera/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas

University teams bring their net-zero housing concepts to Washington

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Cleveland Doubles Down on Mandatory Recycling

Despite criticism, all city households will have garbage bins with tracking devices by 2015

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'Moneyball,' Oakland, and the Engineering of Victory

Is there a reason Billy Beane's story took place in the Bay Area?

The Rapid Growth of the Suburban Poor

2000s mark a turning point in the geography of American poverty

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Why Your Cell Phone Drops Calls in Dense Cities

With each advancement in network speed comes the need for more physical infrastructure

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Meet the Urban Chicken Consultant

A Chicago woman has carved a business out of teaching residents there how to raise their own backyard poultry

A scene from Beijing in Gary Hustwit's "Urbanized"

'Helvetica' Director Gary Hustwit Takes on City Design with 'Urbanized'

The new film documents the problems and prospects of global urbanization

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A Green Neighborhood Brewing in Milwaukee

The seven-block, 20-acre The Brewery project is an environmentally sensitive restoration of the old Pabst Brewing Company

Jianan Yu / Reuters

China 'Cancels' an Entire City

Chaohu, population 4 million, technically no longer exists

An Eye on Megacities' Dirty Skies

New monitoring techniques are improving our understanding of pollution in the developing world

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Toronto's Waterfront Moment

How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan

Gary Toth

Removing Signals and Signs from Intersections Just Might Make Us Safer

The Shared Spaces theory has started to catch on in Europe, but will Americans ever buy it?

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The War on Red-Light Cameras

Houston and L.A. recently turned theirs off. Will others join them?

"(What's to be done?), Angry Sandwich People or In Praise of Dialectics," by Chto Delat

Civic Engagement as Art

A new exhibition explores the influence of public participation in society

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

The Case for Strengthening Urban Property Rights

We'll never escape from NIMBY sentiments, but local governments can take steps to ensure everyone benefits from new development

Electronic Gaming for the Physical World

New games for mobile devices make the city their playing field