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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

Growing Up in Poor Neighborhoods Can Have a 'Devastating' Impact

A new study sheds light on just how much the quality of a neighborhood can affect a child's future success

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

Cities in Space

NASA's 1970s ideas for creating colonies between the Earth and the moon

The Global Creativity Index

The U.S. stacks up better in this updated measure of the competitiveness of countries

Holy Spirit Shopping Mall

A struggling mall finds new tenants in multiple storefront churches

Great Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces for 2011

30 examples of great places in American cities from the American Planning Association

Seattle Greenways Push Cycling to Side Streets

Traffic calming and bike lane projects are helping cyclists avoid traffic on major roads

How Suburban Sprawl Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Ending the economic crisis in cities means ensuring a higher rate of return on infrastructure investments