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How the South Bronx Was Saved

It used to be one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Now the Bronx is a model for 'sustainable low-income' communities

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How Much is a Bike Trail Worth?

Far from 'frivolous spending,' data shows trails can actually boost property tax revenues

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Annia Ciezadlo on Beirut

Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains why the city's balconies and rooftop gardens must be preserved

Brian Rose

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people

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The Catch-22 of Red-Light Cameras

To pay camera contractors, cities have an incentive to encourage drivers to run red lights and pay big fines

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Making Local Government Funny in 'Parks and Recreation'

Writer Dan Goor talks about turning bureaucracy into comedy

Casting the Robert Moses Role in HBO's Upcoming Film

Oliver Stone is reportedly set to direct an adaption of 'The Power Broker'

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Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium

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Reimagining the Downtown Casino

Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design

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The 'Occupy' Protests and the Burden of the City

As cities like Oakland and Atlanta crack down, remember the vital civic role city centers play

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Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are

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Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

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The 7 Cities With the Most to Lose in the NBA Lockout

In metro areas with only one professional sports team, the stakes are even higher

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Why Chicago Couldn't End Homelessness

In 2003, Richard Daley promised to house every resident by 2012. Nine years later, the city's nowhere near meeting that goal

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Mapping the Age of Humans

How one organization is visualizing our impact on earth

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A Simpler Solution to NYC's Subway Garbage Problem

MTA officials are testing out the theory that removing garbage bins from subway platforms will lead to less garbage in the system

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Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable

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Paying for Public Parks

Thanks to huge budget shortfalls, cities often have no choice but to charge for use of public spaces

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Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners