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An Illustrated 'Food Rules' for the Rest of Us

Michael Pollan's bestseller returns with whimsical art from Maira Kalman

Photo by Flickr user Nonsequiturlass, used under a Creative Commons license

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

Michele Weisbart

Combating Obesity with Street Design

A new manual from L.A. County seeks to improve public health via the built environment

Fred Prouser / Reuters

California's Plan to Crack Down on Troublesome Cities

A newly signed law gives the state more power to audit local governments and root out corruption

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Creative Class Is Alive

A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay

Lisa Margonelli

Brooklyn's Super Convenient but Mostly Illegal Private Bus Service

Dollar Vans offer a much-needed transit link. What's so wrong about that?

Lucy Nicholson / Reuters

How to Steal a House and (Almost) Get Away With It

Police put an end to a Georgia woman's elaborate foreclosure squatting plan

Courtesy ArtPrize

Grand Rapids Lures Artists with Enormous Cash Prize

ArtPrize is delivering on crowds, but whether that's translating to economic opportunity for the city remains to be seen

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Can Have a 'Devastating' Impact

A new study sheds light on just how much the quality of a neighborhood can affect a child's future success

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

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Cities in Space

NASA's 1970s ideas for creating colonies between the Earth and the moon

REUTERS/Tim Chong

The Global Creativity Index

The U.S. stacks up better in this updated measure of the competitiveness of countries

Flickr user Kyle McCluer, under a Creative Commons license

Holy Spirit Shopping Mall

A struggling mall finds new tenants in multiple storefront churches

Fairmount Park in Riverside, Calif. (Courtesy APA)

Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces for 2011

30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association

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Seattle Greenways Push Cycling to Side Streets

Traffic calming and bike lane projects are helping cyclists avoid traffic on major roads

Flickr user Kaizer Rangwala, licensed under Creative Commons

How Suburban Sprawl Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Ending the economic crisis in cities means ensuring a higher rate of return on infrastructure investments

Reuters

China's Uneasy Transition to an Urban Majority

Millions of rural Chinese are moving to cities, but the opportunities they're finding there are uncertain

Courtesy BNIM and Farshid Assassi

Green Recovery in Greensburg, Kansas

Award-winning streetscape project helps rebuild a tornado-damaged town

A Grassroots Guide to Saving the Rust Belt

Jack Storey of the group Saving Cities on their new film, 'Red, White & Blueprints'