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Arko Datta, Reuters

Citymaking in India, Writ Large

The $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has India building 24 brand new cities.

Name That Waterway

The words we use for rivers and streams change with their geography

Rise of the Social City

Excerpts from the cutting room floor of my latest magazine feature

Photo by Flickr user jerekeys, used under a Creative Commons license.

Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?

Courtesy Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program

The Metropolitan Moment

Urban communities represent the true economic geography

Photo by Flickr user fishbulb9, used under a Creative Commons

Why Cities Matter

It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously

By Flickr user granth, used under a Creative Commons license

Welcome to The Atlantic Cities

What you should—and shouldn't—expect from The Atlantic's newest website

Reuters/JP Moczulski

Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think

Researchers in Sweden find that even dedicated drivers can learn to enjoy the subway

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Olympic Evictions Come to Russia

Residents in the southern resort town of Sochi, Russia are discovering what other Olympic host cities have already learned—some of them will have to move

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening

Can cities maintain – or decrease – crime rates while cutting police budgets?

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

Yuriko Nakao, Reuters

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?

Courtesy Kyong Park

Korea's Development Debate, in Physical Form

LOT-EK's Open School in Anyang forces visitors to confront the architectural contrasts right in front of them

Courtesy NASA Visible Earth catalog

Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World

Eight different ways to measure and think about what makes a city

Photo Flickr user irontones13, used under a Creative Commons license

Urban School Reform as Housing Policy

The link between schooling and place isn’t going away any time soon

Courtesy 'Save St. Louis Del Taco'

St. Louis to Board of Aldermen: Save Our Del Taco

How a flying saucer ended up at the nexus of local politics and real estate development this summer

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = 'Texas Miracle'

The Lone Star State’s only jobs advantage: 4 fast-growing metros

Detroit: City on the Move

A 1965 promotional film for Detroit reminds us how far the city fell behind