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Atlanta, Then and Now (1871 to 2011)

A cartographic comparison of Atlanta, from post-confederate reconstruction to postmodern boom-town

Reuters

The Occupy Movement and the New Public Space

It's time to have a serious debate about what we really want from our public spaces

Reuters

L.A. Opens Up its School Yards

A pilot program allows joint use of school playgrounds by communities in park-poor areas

Jesse Berkowitz

Postcard From Fort Dauphin, Madagascar

New power plants, pictures from space and a fight over a centuries-old newborn twin tradition 

Reuters

Improving Urban Planning in Africa

An interview with Nancy Odendaal, project coordinator of the Association of African Planning Schools

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For Once, the Federal Government Gets Sustainability Right

A new line of HUD grants will help communities improve their planning, mass transit and walkability

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6 Successful Crowdfunded Public Art Projects

With funding for the arts at an all-time low, these projects still managed to get off the ground thanks to websites like Kickstarter

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Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

Reuters

America the Stuck

The U.S. is moving less than ever before—and it's holding back the recovery

Reuters

How Much More Would You Pay to Live Near a Park?

A new survey attempts to put a personal price tag on access to green space

Reuters

Your City is Full of Bees

New York City's newly discovered bee and what it taught me about nature in the most urban of places

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An Architecture Firm That Likes Its Urbanism 'Messy'

Kansas City's eldo has managed to merge modern design and 'hyper functionality' in its latest set of projects

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Mongolian City to Build an Artificial Glacier for Air Conditioning

An enormous ice sheet will emit cool air that will be pumped through the city of Ulan Bator

Courtesy New York Historical Society

A Visual History of Manhattan's Grid

A new exhibition examines the master plan that made New York what it is today

Postcard from Portland

Porta Potti brawls, server farms and a battle to play the most Christmas music 

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How Hamburg Became Europe's Greenest City

A spate of new development projects will make the city more walkable

Reuters

Start-Up New York?

New York City is well positioned to overtake Silicon Valley as the country's tech innovation leader

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A New Vision for D.C.'s Abandoned Streetcar Tunnels

Plans are once again underway to bring Dupont Circle's tunnels back to life—but will the neighborhood get behind it?

Reuters

White Roofs Cool Cities More Than Trees

Reflective roofing programs may also be a vast deal more effective than green ones