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San Francisco’s Temporary Beer Garden Takes Off

Project utilizes a plot of land awaiting development as temporary site for local business

Reuters

Forcing Banks to Secure Foreclosed Homes

A proposed Chicago ordinance would require security guards to be posted outside vacant homes near schools

Reuters

The Income Disparity of Women in the Creative Class

More women are working white collar jobs, but they're earning less than their male counterparts

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Are Americans Afraid of Innovative Urban Design?

Four landscape architects challenge U.S. cities to stop copying the High Line and start looking for place-based opportunities

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country

Battling Detroit's Arson Epidemic

With so many vacant buildings, firefighters in Detroit are among the busiest in the nation. A new documentary sets out to tell their story

Reuters

Do Poor People Make Neighborhoods Less Safe?

Not according to a new study - they just move to places where crime is already on the rise

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In California, a 'Bus' Without a Bus

One town is experimenting with a fitness program that encourages students to walk to school

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History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one

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Why the World's Exploding Population Isn't as Bad as it Seems

Geographer Joel Kotkin says the bigger problem is low birth rates in developed countries

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Could Building Thousands of Parks Fix the Real Estate Market?

A new initiative seeks to revive empty commercial land as public space

Reuters

The Best U.S. States for Working Women

Geography makes a clear difference in how much women earn in the workforce

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Condos and Industry Collide in Downtown San Diego

A proposed residential development threatens a factory that employs 1,800

Reuters

Baby Steps for Baltimore's Vacant Housing Plan

Program tries to streamline purchase of thousands of vacant properties

Preserving a Canadian Ghost Town

A website chronicles the stories of a deserted town in a 'scrapbook with superpowers'

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New Life for Chicago's Least Popular Waterway

Architect Jeanne Gang wants to remake Bubbly Creek into a destination

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

Reuters

City Smog Linked to Cognitive Deficits in Children

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

Reuters

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