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The Model City

The use of scale models in city planning has gone out of fashion, but interest in them as historical records remains high

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14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

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A Tale of Two Arenas: Detroit's Silverdome vs. Pittsburgh's Civic Arena

Two cities choose two very different paths in dealing with aging stadiums

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In Disaster's Wake, Tightly Knit Communities Suffer More

Researchers find that strong ties to a neighborhood, while normally a good thing, can make it even harder to recover from shared stress

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Car-Sharing Gets Personal

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing services are ripe to expand to cities of all sizes

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Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

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Suburban Food Banks Feel Strain of Recession

Infrastructure for poverty assistance in the suburbs can't keep up with increased demand

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Wanted: More Practical Discussions of Urban Farming

The new book 'Carrot City' celebrates the aesthetics of urban agriculture

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Entire Bridge Stolen for Scrap

Stealing and reselling copper wire from abandoned homes is so yesterday

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The Limits of New Urbanism in Portland's Orenco Station

Walking and social interaction are high in this planned community, but commuting by transit remains low

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Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field

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Florida County Drains Fluoride from Water

Tea Party activism is behind decision to remove the dentifrice from public drinking water

Gary Leonard

L.A.'s Citywide Block Party

Sunday's 10-mile street closure in Los Angeles is a sign of progress in a city short on public space

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

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Place, Not Race, May Better Explain America's Health Disparities

Health differences between blacks and whites all but disappear in diverse neighborhoods, a new study shows

More Ways Neighborhoods Can Decrease Car Use

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In Little Rock, a Crosswalk That Forbids Crossing

By restricting pedestrian movement, the city rewards bad drivers

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Warren Buffett's Community Revitalization Crusade

The billionaire recently joined an effort to redevelop inner-city areas "holistically"

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Desperately Seeking Stability in Cleveland's Fragile Housing Market

The threat of foreclosure still looms large in metropolitan Cleveland