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Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Greening Vacant Lots Linked to Reduced Gun Violence

A 10-year effort to reclaim vacant lots in Philadelphia yields positive results

Reuters

How Can Renters Have More Control Over Their Homes?

A round-up of the best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Turenscape

9 Beautiful Pedestrian Bridges Not Designed by Santiago Calatrava

Part art, part crosswalk, these wild walkways would look at home in a museum

Fresh Moves

Grocery Stores on Wheels

Mobile fresh food trucks are popping up in under-served neighborhoods all over the country

Architizer

A City in the Sky

An urban space that floats in the clouds

Chuck Wolfe

Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?

A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future

Postcard from Honolulu

Sidewalk bans, Christmas trees and some funny business with illegal driver's licenses

Reuters

'New York is Not a City of Alleys': A Film Location Scout's Pet Peeves

Nick Carr, a New York City location scout, explains why "Ghostbusters" captured the city so well and what annoys him the most about certain directors

Reuters

Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?

okc.gov

After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

Four years ago, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds

Reuters

Brazil's Population Is Now Majority Minority

Preliminary results from 2010 census shows the mixed-race and black population has tipped the scale at the same time the country's cities saw remarkably high growth rates

Interval Architects

A Beijing Square Designed for Everyday Occupation

'Rollercoaster' is both a monumental sculpture and a functional gathering space

Wikimedia Commons

A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

A design competition is underway to re-imagine America's most infamous public housing complex

Reuters

Needed: An Economic Performance Index for Cities

Better metrics would allow for increased investment in the world's metro areas

Postcard from Nairobi

Local bars go quiet, slums are cleared and a film festival heats up

Reuters

In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

A new law will allow local farmers to sell their goods from their homes

Flickr/K_Gradinger

America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC

Toyota

For Tupelo and Toyota, a Shared Second Chance

A decade in the making, Mississippi's newest auto plant is set to change the face of this city of 38,000