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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

Detroit's Creative Potential

The second installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

Google Earth

What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.


How Will Johannesburg Pay For its $2.5 Billion Highway Upgrade?

Officials planned to use toll revenue, but a court ruled the fees illegal. This leaves the cash-strapped government in a lurch.


Rethinking Our Cities in the Rebuild Era

In recent years, we've seen an explosion of events and organizations aiming to remake our neighborhoods and our cities.


The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.


Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.


Solar Eclipse Scenes From the Cities With the Best View

See what Sunday's fearsome "ring of fire" looked like from around the world.


When an Earthquake Meets Truly Old Buildings

In northern Italy, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake makes a mess of Renaissance-era structures.


Monkeying Around on an Insanely High Bridge, in Russia

Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.

Edible Bus Stop

An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

A London gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.

The Village

Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."


A Weekend Rodeo Commemorates World War I

Some 357 cowboys will compete for $45,000 in prizes at the annual Falkland Stampede.

Flickr/Elvert Barnes

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

Courtesy: Moule & Polyzoides

The Right Way to Zone for Transit-Oriented Development

We need a legal framework that creates many different types and scales of building around public transportation.

World Resources Institute

Mapping Global Water Stress

An online tool visualizes various unpleasant water-scarce scenarios.

Revel Resorts

Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.


The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.


Clever Promo of the Day: A 'Prometheus'-Themed Paris Metro Station

Closed since World War II, Saint-Martin's platform is currently being used to promote the new film.