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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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Galveston's Post-Hurricane Clean Slate

In the wake of the Hurricane Ike, the city is radically rebuilding its affordable housing to make it greener and more diverse 

Andrew R. Palewski

The Trouble With Church Preservation

When a religious group wants to sell off its house of worship but historians want to save it, who should decide? 

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Should Composting Be Mandatory?

More cities are following San Francisco’s lead on collecting compostable food waste

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The Opera House Effect

Why performance spaces built in the 18th century predict which cities will thrive 200 years later

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Saving Thailand’s Ancient City From the Floods

The ancient temples of Ayutthaya Historical Park were severely weakened by the latest round of floods, and could collapse if nothing is done

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The Case for Free Hospital Parking

Not all parking fees are created equal, and some may amount to a hidden medical cost

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Making Energy Efficient Streetlights a Reality

How cities can overcome some of the disadvantages of LEDs

Postcard From Guatemala City

Scrap metal "mines," a search for airport funding and South America's own Silicon Valley

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

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Why Preservationists Must Be Picky

If we try to save everything, we risk losing our credibility

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Why Your Water Bill Must Go Up

America's water infrastructure crisis is going to get a lot worse—and a lot more expensive—before it gets better

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An Eye on Cyber­attacks on Critical Infrastructure

A recent hacking scare at an Illinois water district should have cities taking notice

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The Makeup of Stuck America

Why people from some states move more than others

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Fostering Sustainability in Houston

City programs slowly turn an oil city green

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An Atlas of Public Life in Downtown Saskatoon

Canadian city’s downtown gets detailed survey

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Can Modern Architecture Ever Gain Favor in Historic Neighborhoods?

The San Francisco Chronicle's architecture critic weighs in on his city's epic preservation battles

Postcard From Almaty, Kazakhstan

Larger-than-life statues and murders that fuel fears of terrorism

Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world