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REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

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How Happy Are You With Your City? Somerville Finds Out

Boston suburb asks its citizens to rate their happiness

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A Better Way to Measure Poverty

New York's leading the way on incorporating geography into poverty measures, and the federal government's not far behind

Walk Score Offers Apartment Searches Based on Commuting Time

Data from 209 transit agencies combines with Craigslist rental listings

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

Chicago Tops List of 'Mustache-Friendly' Cities

What makes a city friendly to mustaches? A new 'white paper' explores this pressing issue

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Big Cities of a Child's Imagination

Recollections of what the wider urban world seemed like as a kid growing up in a small Southern city

REUTERS/John Gress

The Joy of Parking in Chicago

In a global survey of 20 cities, finding a spot ranks toughest in New Delhi, easiest in the Windy City

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Why Does California's Central Valley Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

The farming communities of the Central Valley breathe some of the worst air in the nation

Courtesy Elemental Monterrey

Customizing Affordable Housing in Mexico

Chilean architecture firm Elemental offers residents more by doing less

Courtesy of the Community Design Collaborative

Redeveloping Former Industrial Sites Doesn't Mean Giving Up on Industry

Brownfield projects in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toledo aim to reimagine what manufacturing means in America

Place Pulse

Can You Tell if a Street is Safe Just By Looking?

Comparing images of cities and neighborhoods to gather data on perceptions of place

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle to Maintain Mass Transit

The last thing we need right now is to make it harder for people to get to work

Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon

The Future of GPS Data in Smarter Planning

Researchers in Beijing are working with taxi drivers to identify the sources, not just the locations, of congestion

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

America's Housing Stock Mismatch

As household sizes continue to fall, the size of our homes keeps getting bigger

The Best Little Tiny Radio Show About Design

A chat with '99% Invisible' host Roman Mars

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The 'Fake' Cities of Syria's Unrest

Syrian television alleges the country's uprisings are taking place in cinematic replicas of its cities

REUTERS/Phil Noble

America's Great Dental Divide

How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in

Carlos Barria / Reuters

WHO: Iran, South Asia Ranked Worst in Urban Air Pollution

Air quality continues a downward slide worldwide, according to the World Health Organization