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After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

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

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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

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A Beijing Square Designed for Everyday Occupation

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

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A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

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

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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

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In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

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

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America's Best Clean Water Cities

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

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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

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

Chris McCahill

Counting Parking Spots, From Above

Researchers at the University of Connecticut undertake a painstaking survey of parking infrastructure in cities

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Cities and the Creative Class in Asia

How countries like China and Malaysia built a new generation of highly skilled workers faster than anywhere else

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A Walmart, Once Spurned, Now Welcomed With Open Arms

Officials in Kansas thought Walmart would ruin a mixed use development. Seven years later, the big box store is the project's saving grace

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The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

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Bloomberg's Long War Against Protests

The New York City mayor's decision to clear out Occupy Wall Street is just the latest example of his autocratic leanings

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Are Road Use Fees Just Too Creepy to Work?

Paying for roads based on usage makes intellectual sense, but so far drivers are unconvinced that tracking their movements would ever be OK

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

Kai Hagen

A Good Use for all Those Empty Suburban Developments

Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops

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Missouri Town's Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for 'Naughty' Language

Locals outraged over dismissal of Christmas festival actor