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The Book-Burning Campaign That Saved a Public Library

A social media hoax outwitted an anti-tax group and galvanized voters in Troy, Michigan.

Why Cities Are Growing Faster Than Suburbs

It's not just millennials - families and baby boomers are also leaving their suburban homes.

An Incredible Skyscraper That Breeds Insects for Food

Could future generations live on a diet of exoskeleton inside this self-sustaining cricket hive?

Urban vs. Suburban Growth in U.S. Metros

It's cities versus suburbs in these maps of population growth.

In Cleveland, Green Goals Are Transformed Into Community Development

Worker-owned cooperatives are leveraging the city's the biggest institutions to create jobs in the impoverished neighborhoods right next door.

Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.

Court Decision of the Day: NYC's Taxis Don't Have To Be Wheelchair Accessible

It looks like Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to remake the taxi industry will move forward.

Why Is There an Upside Down Airplane in Central Park?

Without context, this is one heckuva scary photo.

The 440 Cities Driving Global Growth

Cities in emerging economies will play a huge role in increasing global GDP between now and 2025.

This Week in Bans: Alabama Town Stops Gassing Strays Thanks to Death-Proof Dog

Also, a Rhode Island community comes out against the "threat" of LED lighting and Bhutan outlaws cars from the road on Tuesdays.

How Thousands of Headstones Ended Up Under a Philadelphia Bridge

A surprising tale of a forgotten cemetery, a land grab, and some clever recycling.

Big Cities on the Rise

Cities in the South and the West are leading the urban influx.

Colorado Burning, in Pictures

"Epic" fires across the state have forced thousands of evacuations and damaged hundreds of homes.

Obesity's Spread Across America Looks Like a Virus

The country's most pressing non-contagious health crisis seems to act like it is one. What does that mean for public health policy?

How the Feds Are Building More Sustainable Cities

Already, the Partnership for Sustainable Communities has given $3.5 billion to more than 700 municipalities.

Where the Uninsured Live

Keep this map in mind now that the Supreme Court has ruled to uphold Obamacare.

An Office Desk That Generates Electric Power Via Your Butt

Inspired by the laziness of humans, a Swedish designer built a workspace that runs in part on body heat and movement.

Why Can't We Just Convert Vacant Buildings Into Housing for the Homeless?

America's got plenty of vacant properties and a serious homelessness problem. But of course, it's not that simple.

America’s Leading High-Tech Metros

The new geography of technology centers.