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Techies Embed in City Hall

Code for America provides fellows to cities to tackle local problems

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How New Orleans Got Its Recycling Back

Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem

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To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

According to a new study, free Wi-Fi makes travelers more likely to opt not to drive

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In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

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The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub

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It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love Approach

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

Tojo

Small Stuff for Small City Apartments

While most household products keep getting bigger, these designers are keeping city dwellers in mind

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U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

18,000 bridges in need of repair are located in large U.S. metropolitan areas

Reuters

What's Missing from the Latest Census Income Calculations

D.C. has one of the highest per capita incomes in the country, but that doesn't mean its workers are making more

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The New Capitals of High Speed Internet

Kansas City's Internet is about to get 100 times faster - now, it's got to figure out how to harness that power

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Paris Syndrome: Could Any Other City Produce This Bizarre Affliction?

An actual illness can apparently result upon realizing Paris isn't all its cracked up to be

Is Gentrification Always Bad for Revitalizing Neighborhoods?

If done right, cities can preserve their character while bringing in new business

Reuters

The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

The Plant

Growing Industry From its Own Ashes

A new incubator for small business in a converted Chicago meatpacking plant

Rustbelt Baseball Fans: A Little Less Miserable?

Three Midwestern MLB teams with modest payrolls outlasted everyone else this year

Michael Mehaffy

In Defense of Portland's Orenco Station

A rebuttal to a recent Atlantic Cities story on the shortcomings of the New Urbanist community in Oregon

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Blank-Slate City Rebuilding in Japan

Proposed bill would allow purchase of large areas for city redevelopment

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The Surfing Madonna Complex: A Political Awakening in Encinitas

How the battle over an illegal mosaic united a California beach town

Reuters

Rahm Emanuel: The Anti-Daley

Chicago's hard-charging new mayor was seen as Daley's successor, but now he's dismantling the former mayor's legacy