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Winner of the Day: North Dakota

By one measure, the state has lately been the most effective in the nation in terms of job creation

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Cape Town, Design Capital

South African city named “World Design Capital 2014”

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How Twitter Proves That Place Matters

Social networks haven't replaced proximity - they just reinforce the importance of being near your friends and co-workers

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Designs for a Divided Jerusalem

If a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict ever came to pass, it would create a profound urban planning challenge

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Ramallah's Art Scene Comes Home

The success of the International Art Academy of Palestine has artists from all over the world taking notice

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Postcard From Kathmandu

A terror trail ends here, and anti-Monsanto activists clash with rural farmers

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

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Smart Growth Advocates Shouldn't Ignore Rural Communities

Small towns deserve funding too

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Why I Love My City: Carrie Brownstein on Portland

Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special

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The Return of the Village Post Office

As the U.S. Postal Service slashes operations, neighborhood outposts may become a bigger part of sending and receiving mail

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The Missing Link of Climate Change: Single-Family Suburban Homes

It doesn’t solve the problem to buy a hybrid and retrofit your house if all of that takes place 20 miles from your job

Number of the Day: $2 Million

That's how much the United Nations will spend on a "zero emission school" in Gaza

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What the 2012 TED Prize Means for ‘The City 2.0’

Conference’s award and prize money aimed at improving global cities

Swedish Group Offers Insurance for Public Transit Scofflaws

A one-month subway pass in Stockholm: $115. A month of turnstile-hopping insurance? $15

Crazy Spanish Culture Center Closed After Just 9 Months

The popular Niemeyer Center was meant to revitalize a gritty industrial town. But the government deemed it too lavish to operate

Ho Chi Minh City's Wild Traffic Patterns

Photographer Rob Whitworth pieced together 10,000 images to capture the city's everyday movements

Postcard From Tbilisi

A reality show starring the mayor, Ronald Reagan statue as political prop and a city budget with some major holes

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New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

The Lost Movie Houses of Southeast Asia

A photographer chronicles a dying art space