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Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news

How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

Do Rankings Affect Our Opinions of Cities?

What we think about different places also depends on where we live

The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

List of the Day: America's Power Regions

New Geography's list of the five areas that will do best post-election day, no matter who wins

The Fading, Old-Timey Ads of New York City

A photographer documents the Big Apple that was through old billboards and street advertisements

Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

The City as Urban Whirlpool

A new Google map hack lets you create wild, trippy images of your favorite city streets 

The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Map of the Day: Good News for Public Transportation

A guide to the major 2012 projects

You're Now (Sort of) Free to Enter Zuccotti Park

The park opened to visitors again this morning, but significant barriers remain in place

Iowa Voters and the Economy

Caucus-goers say the economy is their top concern, but their state is doing much better than others