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Reuters

The Best CityReads of 2011

10 of our favorite city-focused pieces of long-form journalism published this year

Wikimedia Commons

Stuck, or Content?

What Richard Florida misunderstood about why people spend their lives in places like Ohio

Wikimedia Commons

Winner of the Day: Buffalo

The city received the top score in a federal school funding challenge

Reuters

Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point

Reuters

The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Why millennials are choosing to rent or borrow so many things rather than buy them

Reuters

What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

Darla Jackson

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

Postcard From Zanzibar

How a radio ad changed Rukia Shabiby's life, and other news

Courtesy: Charles Wolfe

Advice for Urbanists, Circa 400 B.C.

Fifteen of the most quotable ideas about cities, as told by the likes of Plato, Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

SvR Design

Urbanizing the Suburban Street

A community tries some relatively pain-free fixes to make its streets greener and more walkable

Reuters

2012 Will Be a Year of Destruction in Lagos

Government targets poorly constructed buildings amid a string of collapses

REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Searching for Ostalgie

Berlin's East Germany obsession is easy to find for tourists, but more complicated for locals

Reuters

The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts

Reuters

Timeline of the Day: Is Siem Reap Asia's Next Gay Mecca?

The city's gay scene is exploding

Reuters

Manila’s 'Christmas Lanes' Streamline Holiday Traffic

The Philippines capital turns roads into temporary highways to ease shopping-related congestion

Courtesy: Millennium Reserve

A Plan for America's Largest Urban Park

A new initiative will convert 140,000 acres in Chicago into a public recreation "hub"

Postcard From Prague

A city mourns Vaclav Havel and other news

Cornell University and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

What Cornell's New Tech Campus Means for New York's Roosevelt Island

First things first: Students are going to need more transit options between the proposed campus and Manhattan

Josh Dudley

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous