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Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

The Real Boundaries of the Bible Belt

Perhaps its time to start referring to a 'religiosity belt,' instead.

The World's Newest Real Estate Market

In Havana, the purchase and sale of private property became legal just six months ago. Here's how it's changing the look of the city.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

Which Metros Are Recovering Fastest

The economic recovery remains uneven according to a Brookings Metro Monitor report released today.

Portfolio of the Week: Melbourne's Studio505

An Australian-based architect with a China-heavy portfolio talks about the differences in building trends between the two countries.

The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Postcard From Miami, Arizona

A debate over what color to paint a town landmark.

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

The True Cost of Unwalkable Streets

Five charts can explain what the diabetes epidemic has to do with our current urban planning.

The Ghosts of Philadelphia's Demolished Past

A photographer layers history over buildings that no longer remain.

Illustrating a Commute, One Rider at a Time

Artist Steve Wilkin sketches those who ride the 7:38 train in a free newspaper.

America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

Why Twitter Chose Berlin

The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.

The Delicate Politics of Olympic Security

Londoners may be watching their city’s security takeover anxiously, but they can't seem to turn away.

Are Privatized Public Libraries So Bad?

Many systems end up with more books and longer hours. Why then, does library privatization make so many so uncomfortable?

Meme Extension of the Day: Xzibit on Parking Lots

A blogger gets creative in his opposition to proposed casino parking.

Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

The Quest to Make Regulatory Reform Work in Seattle

The city's downtown redevelopment may be receiving plaudits, but there's still more work to be done.