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Capilla Vallejo Arquitectos

2011's Most Interesting Cultural Buildings

Striking libraries, museums and community facilities

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Postcard From Wuhan

The city has pledged to build a new subway line every year between now and 2017

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Designer Shelters for Cities' Stray Cats

New York creates a new kind of shelter to help the city track its feral cat population

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Why Size Matters in Pro Sports Victories

When it comes to winning championships, big cities have some natural assets. But smaller areas can leverage their own advantages too

Reuters

How Should Metros Respond to Emergencies?

NYC subway riders trapped on A train last winter sue the city for a "policy that will benefit the public now and for years to come"

Reuters

International Free Transit Day

Around the world, cities let revelers ride for free on New Year’s Eve

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What Gets Dropped on New Year's Eve

Possums, wrenches, potato chips and other strange traditions

Chart of the Day: Biking and Gender

Where women bike as much as men, and where they don't

Reuters

More on What’s Left Over After Paying for Housing – Income Edition

Which cities come out on top when we look at a broader definition of wealth

Courtesy Karen for Gary

Meet Indiana's First African-American Female Mayor

Karen Freeman-Wilson, the newly elected mayor of Gary, faces an uphill battle but a low bar for success

The Out NYC

Building a 'Gay' Building

New York City's first gay urban resort will open next year. Is this the start of a new brand of architecture?

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Postcard From Yerevan

In 2012, the parents of every new baby will receive about $129 from the government, and other news

Courtesy of Nazia Parvez

Life in an African Slum

A photographer challenges typical Western portrayals of Africa, asking: "who do these photos serve?"

Memphis, Then and Now (1887 to 2011)

The city went broke in the 1870s. A look at how the Memphis of today compares with this low point

Courtesy: Atlanta Beltway

The Year in Ideas

A round-up of my most provocative and meaningful 2011 columns

The Best Of 'Best Ofs' of 2011

A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country

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In Defense of Phoenix

What Andrew Ross gets wrong in his book about the city's flawed sustainability initiatives

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9 Ways the Housing Industry Has Failed Us

A new report lists the temporary and systemic issues keeping the industry from helping the economy recover

BBC

Unconventional Public Transit Project of the Day

An urban escalator opens in hilly Medellin slum