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The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

A Moveable Chief: A Conversation With Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein

The former D.C. transportation leader reflects on taking his show on the road.

America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Postcard From Kuala Lumpur

Investigations into a group advocating subservience to husbands and other news.

In Kazakhstan, A Beautiful, Futuristic New Subway System

Almaty's new system, 23 years in the making, is only Central Asia's second.

How We Plowed Before Snow Plows Were Invented

A short history of snow removal in America's cities.

Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.

Creating ‘The Most Bicycle Friendly City in America’ ... In Southern California

A big investment is changing the mobility and culture of Long Beach.

Venture Capital Shifts Downtown

Boston is wooing venture capital away from its suburbs.

Gender Imbalance of the Day: Women Live Alone More Often Than Men

In America, 56 percent of single households are made up of women.

Conn. Mayor Joe Maturo Eats a Crow Taco After Latino Remark

The East Haven mayor has apologized for seeming to suggest his city's racial ills could be cured with delicious Mexican food.

Are Cities Right to Criminalize Public Spitting?

A man in Daytona Beach, Fla., was recently taken to jail for spitting on the street. This is a good thing

David Lewis, Urban Design Pioneer

The influential Carnegie Mellon professor turned 90 this week, garnering a terrific profile in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

Postcard From Seoul

Students now have the right to choose their own hairstyle, and other news

Fighting Crime With Former Criminals

Baltimore's program to mediate disagreements between gang members successfully prevents homicides

A View of Detroit As Captured Beneath a Photographer's Dangling Feet

Dennis Maitland shoots the city from its highest perches, all while conquering his fear of heights

How Home Builders Are Selling Green

Energy-efficient homes are cheaper in the long run, and that's what buyers want