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An Oil Company Buys Out an Entire ZIP Code

One Detroit refinery's unusual approach to reducing negative health effects

Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

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When Taxi Vouchers Make More Sense Than Fixing Mass Transit

With money tight for traditional public transportation, cities consider alternatives

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Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving

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Street Art Finds a Home in Tel Aviv

A wildly popular museum show has made stars of the Israeli city's prolific street artists

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Is Yemen's Capital City Doomed?

Sana'a could literally run out of water by 2017. And so far, very little has been done

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Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

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In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros

Five reasons why Moscow's subways are the best in the world

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

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City Test: How Hard Is it For Seniors to Get to a Grocery Store?

The 'consumer logistics' of how senior citizens grocery shop, and its relationship to urban planning

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The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

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How New York City Sold Public Housing in the 1930s

Original New York City Housing Authority posters pitch the projects as the 'solution to infant mortality'

In Australia, a National Plan for Urban Planning

In a heady new report, the country outlines its vision for how cities should be

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San Francisco’s Temporary Beer Garden Takes Off

Project utilizes a plot of land awaiting development as temporary site for local business

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Forcing Banks to Secure Foreclosed Homes

A proposed Chicago ordinance would require security guards to be posted outside vacant homes near schools

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The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class

More women are working white collar jobs, but they're earning less than their male counterparts

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Are Americans Afraid of Innovative Urban Design?

Four landscape architects challenge U.S. cities to stop copying the High Line and start looking for place-based opportunities

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country

Battling Detroit's Arson Epidemic

With so many vacant buildings, firefighters in Detroit are among the busiest in the nation. A new documentary sets out to tell their story