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Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field

Florida County Drains Fluoride from Water

Tea Party activism is behind decision to remove the dentifrice from public drinking water

L.A.'s Citywide Block Party

Sunday's 10-mile street closure in Los Angeles is a sign of progress in a city short on public space

The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

Place, Not Race, May Better Explain America's Health Disparities

Health differences between blacks and whites all but disappear in diverse neighborhoods, a new study shows

More Ways Neighborhoods Can Decrease Car Use

Your responses from this week's The Big Fix

In Little Rock, a Crosswalk That Forbids Crossing

By restricting pedestrian movement, the city rewards bad drivers

Warren Buffett's Community Revitalization Crusade

The billionaire recently joined an effort to redevelop inner-city areas "holistically"

Desperately Seeking Stability in Cleveland's Fragile Housing Market

The threat of foreclosure still looms large in metropolitan Cleveland

Car-Crushing Vilnius Mayor Wins 'Ig Nobel' Peace Prize

Arturas Zuokas's viral tank video honored for 'improbable research'

The Geography of Same-Sex Couples

Revised census figures reveal the cities with the most same-sex households

An Illustrated 'Food Rules' for the Rest of Us

Michael Pollan's bestseller returns with whimsical art from Maira Kalman

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

Combating Obesity with Street Design

A new manual from L.A. County seeks to improve public health via the built environment

California's Plan to Crack Down on Troublesome Cities

A newly signed law gives the state more power to audit local governments and root out corruption

The Creative Class Is Alive

A brief rebuttal to Scott Timberg's recent essay

Brooklyn's Super Convenient but Mostly Illegal Private Bus Service

Dollar Vans offer a much-needed transit link. What's so wrong about that?

How to Steal a House and (Almost) Get Away With It

Police put an end to a Georgia woman's elaborate foreclosure squatting plan

Grand Rapids Lures Artists with Enormous Cash Prize

ArtPrize is delivering on crowds, but whether that's translating to economic opportunity for the city remains to be seen