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The Lost Neon Signs of Las Vegas

A professional film colorist revives his grandfather's 16mm footage from a trip to Las Vegas in 1962

Reuters

In Mexico City, Vigilantes Police the Police

Are the drug wars to blame for violence against Mexico's federal agents?

Flickr/Jack Zalium

Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

Jim Young / Reuters

Would You Move to Pittsburgh for $100,000?

A contest aims to lure older people to the city who dream of relocating

Andy Clark / Reuters

Vancouver Aims to 'End' Homelessness

In an ambitious new plan, the city pledges to house every resident by 2015

Reuters

The Geography of Weed

Why the cost of smoking up depends on where you live

The Food Truck Industrial Complex

Not just the purview of minimalist restaurateurs, food trucks have spawned growth in a number of surprising sectors

Flickr user: "Arthur Chapman" under a Creative Commons License

North America's Most Welcoming Welcome Signs

Whether it's a fun slogan or an unusual design, these signs help their towns stand out

Flickr user Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. World Tour, under a Creative Commons license

Privatizing Police Work

A Minnesota town hires a private security firm to handle its police work

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Buffalo's Decrepit Train Station Becomes the City's Newest Classroom

The city is turning the station's front yard into a center for ecology and sustainable development

Affordable Housing That Doesn't Scream 'Affordable'

Free from stigma and institutional homogeneity, these good looking buildings are in a class by themselves

Courtesy Code for America

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

Flickr/Christiano Betta

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

Courtesy City of New Haven

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

Courtesy Konza Technology City

The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub

Flickr/AgentAkit

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

Joshua Lott / Reuters

U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

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