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Fixing Atlanta's Transportation Mess, with Pennies

Metro area leaders approve $6.14 billion project list for 2012 referendum

To Add Public Spaces to Brazil's Favelas, First You Have to Find Space

Recent flooding opened up new possibilities in the Paraisopolis section of Sao Paolo

In Search of a Bicycling Culture, Richmond Invites World's Elites to Town

The city has just a few years to transform its cycling infrastructure before the UCI Road World Championships

Another Problem With Zuccotti Park: It Isn't a Very Good Park

Semi-coercing private companies into building parks is a good way to build some pretty bad parks

Mapping Where Crimes Are Likely to Occur, Before They Happen

Santa Cruz is testing a new system that attempts to predict likely locations of future crimes

Why Ranking Cities Can Be Such a Tricky Business

Incomplete data, inconsistent definitions, and an outsider's perspective can all trip up attempts to measure cities against one another

The Great Urban-Rural Happiness Debate

Some numbers say small-town folk are happier than city folk, but the true story is much more complicated

Design With, Instead of for, the Other 90%

A new exhibit reveals how architects and designers are embracing community participation in developing world projects

Who's Buying Foreclosed Homes and Why It's a Problem

Program aimed at stabilizing neighborhoods adds to problem of vacant homes

Why Walkable Cities Aren't Always the Ones You'd Think

Factors like bad weather and long commutes don't make a place less walkable

Streetcar Serenity

If light rail and streetcar systems are 'too quiet,' it would be an awfully nice problem to have

A City Forced to Turn Out the Lights

Highland Park, Michigan, sees 1,400 streetlights repossessed as it struggles to pay utility bills

The Suburbanization of Housing Vouchers

Race, geography and jobs among drivers behind rise in suburban voucher use

5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees

The Model City

The use of scale models in city planning has gone out of fashion, but interest in them as historical records remains high

14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

A Tale of Two Arenas: Detroit's Silverdome vs. Pittsburgh's Civic Arena

Two cities choose two very different paths in dealing with aging stadiums

In Disaster's Wake, Tightly Knit Communities Suffer More

Researchers find that strong ties to a neighborhood, while normally a good thing, can make it even harder to recover from shared stress