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Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.

America's Urban-Rural Work Divide

Where we live dictates an awful lot about the type of work available to us.

Fresh Data on Public Housing Relocation and Crime

The latest study finds some links between crime and Section 8 housing in Chicago and Atlanta.

Why This Chicago Non-Profit Wants Your Trash

They train the disadvantaged to transform garbage into beautiful furniture.

World Leaders Posing with Model Cities

Presidents and prime ministers love to point at tiny models of cities.

Outbreak of the Day: Cholera

77 new cases a day are being reported across Haiti.

The Most Desolate City on Earth: Gunkanjima, aka 'Battleship Island'

This abandoned coal mine off of Nagasaki would be a wicked place to have a paintball match.

The End of Sprawl?

U.S. census data released today shows a decline in exurban populations.

This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

Postcard From Brussels

Asylum-seekers sew their lips together as part of a hunger strike.

The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

Where Housing Is Making a Comeback

There are signs that the U.S. housing market is finally bouncing off its bottom.

An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

Would You Be Better Off in a Different City?

A new tool from the Sunlight Foundation aims to quantify real-world differences in quality of life across the country.

The Enduring Effect of Neighborhoods

Harvard sociologist Robert J. Sampson on his new book, Great American City.

Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

What Cities Looking to Shrink Can Learn From New Orleans

Those who choose to stay in derelict, empty neighborhoods can often pinpoint a place's particular value.

Infographic of the Day: The Economic Power of the Top 600 Global Cities

By 2025, these cities will account for 60 percent of global GDP.

Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.