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The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

Reuters

The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

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Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

Reuters

List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

Frank Jump

The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements

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Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets 

Reuters

The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

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For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

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America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Map of the Day: Good News for Public Transportation

A guide to the major 2012 projects

Sarah Goodyear

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

Reuters

Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others

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'Pocket Neighborhoods' For Sustainable Suburbs

Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic

Reuters

Postcard From Lahore

How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news

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How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living