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Citymaking in India, Writ Large

The $90 billion Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor has India building 24 brand new cities.

Name That Waterway

The words we use for rivers and streams change with their geography

Rise of the Social City

Excerpts from the cutting room floor of my latest magazine feature

Why Are There No Gay Bars In Harlem?

Gentrification has long since arrived in Harlem, with plenty of LGBT residents. But they appear to be socializing elsewhere. Why? And does it matter?

The Metropolitan Moment

Urban communities represent the true economic geography

Why Cities Matter

It’s time to take the livability, sustainability, and prosperity of our urban areas more seriously

Welcome to The Atlantic Cities

What you should—and shouldn't—expect from The Atlantic's newest website

Car Lovers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think

Researchers in Sweden find that even dedicated drivers can learn to enjoy the subway

Olympic Evictions Come to Russia

Residents in the southern resort town of Sochi, Russia are discovering what other Olympic host cities have already learned—some of them will have to move

Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening

Can cities maintain – or decrease – crime rates while cutting police budgets?

State of Play: Playground Infrastructure in 20 Major U.S. Cities

Which major U.S. cities provide the best, and worst, mix of playgrounds for their youngest residents?

The 25 Most Economically Powerful Cities in the World

Most of the world's capacity for economic growth is centered in its metro areas. Which cities top the list?

Korea's Development Debate, in Physical Form

LOT-EK's Open School in Anyang forces visitors to confront the architectural contrasts right in front of them

Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World

Eight different ways to measure and think about what makes a city

Urban School Reform as Housing Policy

The link between schooling and place isn’t going away any time soon

St. Louis to Board of Aldermen: Save Our Del Taco

How a flying saucer ended up at the nexus of local politics and real estate development this summer

Dallas + Austin + Houston + San Antonio = 'Texas Miracle'

The Lone Star State’s only jobs advantage: 4 fast-growing metros

Detroit: City on the Move

A 1965 promotional film for Detroit reminds us how far the city fell behind