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The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

Reuters

The Most and Least Affordable Housing in America

A new report blames land use restrictions for driving up prices, but there's much more to it than that

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Good Deed of the Day: A Parisian Bank Pays It Forward

One of the world's oldest micro-lenders cancels the debt of 3,500 clients

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College Kid Will Try to Bring Pa. City Back From Brink

Deep in debt, Harrisburg looks to its new 23-year-old treasurer

Universal

Demolition Looms for 'Blues Brothers' Mall

Scene of epic indoor car chase will be torn down after more than 30 years empty

Red Peak

Watch a Bicycle Get Stolen Piece by Piece Over 365 Days

New Yorkers are surprisingly honest when it comes to dismantling an unattended bicycle, as this neat time-lapse video shows

'You Are Listening to New York'

A new website mixes live streams of police chatter with ambient music

City of Portland

Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Postcard From Tokyo

A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news

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How a Civic Engagement Campaign Saved Ecuador's Biggest City

The revival of Guayaquil offers a powerful model for urban recovery

Courtesy: U.S. Drought Monitor

Fixing America's Soon-To-Be Waterless Cities

Urban areas around the country are drying up - are there any easy solutions?

Reuters

Homeless Killings Amid Affluence Highlight Increasing Violence

Experts see a growing desensitization to the homeless

Reuters

Zen and the Art of Snow Plow Maintenance

When it comes to allocating resources to remove snow, cities can often only guess and hope for the best

Reuters

The High Price of Prejudice

The numbers don't lie: Prejudice isn't just morally reprehensible, it's economically punishing as well.

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Colder States = More Binge Drinking

We took a quick look at the relationship between weather and alcohol consumption

Reuters

Can Skyscraper One-Upmanship Predict Economic Collapse?

Barclay's sure thinks so

Reuters

Number of the Day: 80

That's the number of mayors who have pledged their support to a new city-based gay marriage advocacy group

Reuters

How Can Cities Make Life Easier for the Elderly?

One city in South Carolina comes up with some innovative solutions

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Portfolio of the Week: ikon.5

An emerging architecture firm that specializes in designing projects for higher education