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A City in the Sky

An urban space that floats in the clouds

Resetting Urban Land Use: What’s Next?

A new report predicts how - and where - we'll be living in the near future

Postcard from Honolulu

Sidewalk bans, Christmas trees and some funny business with illegal driver's licenses

'New York is Not a City of Alleys': A Film Location Scout's Pet Peeves

Nick Carr, a New York City location scout, explains why "Ghostbusters" captured the city so well and what annoys him the most about certain directors

Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

Bite-Sized Home Buying

If we could buy just part of a house, would that make home ownership more attractive to renters?

After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

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

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

A Beijing Square Designed for Everyday Occupation

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

A New Life for Pruitt-Igoe

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

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

In Los Angeles, Front Yard Farmers' Markets

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

America's Best Clean Water Cities

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

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

Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

Counting Parking Spots, From Above

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

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

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