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City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

A growing body of evidence connects urban pollution with harmful brain alterations

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Population 7 Billion in 5 Charts

The world's population will reach seven billion on October, 31 2011, according to projections by the United Nations

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In Arizona, Reducing Water and Energy Use Through Peer Pressure

Tucson residents have long seen their low-water landscaping choices as superior to their neighbors in Phoenix. Now researchers are trying to apply the same principle to all utility usage

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Why Tokyo's Privately Owned Rail Systems Work So Well

Large cities with cash-strapped transit agencies would do well to study Japan's rail history

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Weekend Roundup

The best of this week's Atlantic Cities

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The Best and Worst of the World's Central Plazas and Squares

A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't

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What Are The Best Ways to Combat Homelessness?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

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How the South Bronx Was Saved

It used to be one of the worst neighborhoods in America. Now the Bronx is a model for 'sustainable low-income' communities

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How Much is a Bike Trail Worth?

Far from 'frivolous spending,' data shows trails can actually boost property tax revenues

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Annia Ciezadlo on Beirut

Journalist Annia Ciezadlo explains why the city's balconies and rooftop gardens must be preserved

Brian Rose

Designing for Density Doesn't Have to Be Ugly, or Scary

San Francisco-based architect David Baker finds beauty in buildings that house lots of people

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The Catch-22 of Red-Light Cameras

To pay camera contractors, cities have an incentive to encourage drivers to run red lights and pay big fines

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Making Local Government Funny in 'Parks and Recreation'

Writer Dan Goor talks about turning bureaucracy into comedy

Casting the Robert Moses Role in HBO's Upcoming Film

Oliver Stone is reportedly set to direct an adaption of 'The Power Broker'

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Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium

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Reimagining the Downtown Casino

Cincinnati's first casino will incorporate a consciously urban design

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The 'Occupy' Protests and the Burden of the City

As cities like Oakland and Atlanta crack down, remember the vital civic role city centers play

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Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are