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As Minnesota's Cities Grow, Townships Fade Away

More and more townships are choosing to join up with cities

The Great California Sports Shuffle

Silicon Valley cities try to entice the A’s and 49ers to move into new digs

Postcard From Vatican City

The bidding war that wasn't for Vatican.xxx and other news from the holy city

Balancing a City's Past and Future

How can we preserve what makes a place great while allowing it to evolve?

Why They Call Green Bay 'Titletown'

Why cities like Green Bay win an outsize number of championships

The City IKEA Built

The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London

Stopping a Movement While Saving Its Art

Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so

New City Slogans of 2011

The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases

North Korea's 7-Mile Fuschia Rainbow Hotel

The farcical design mimics the vision Kim Jong Il allegedly saw at birth

Chart of the Day: The Biggest Human Gatherings

Visual.ly graphs the world's largest groups

Fixing a City by Dividing It Up

Escondido is almost half Latino, but has elected only one Hispanic city councilman in 120 years. A new lawsuit aims to change that

A Library Without the Building

A handful of new programs offer books in public spaces to anyone who wants them

When Police Abuse Surveillance Cameras

What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?

Postcard From Indianapolis

A downtown zip line and other news

A Natural Cooling System for an Underground Norwegian Data Farm

The Green Mountain Data Center will reduce its operating costs by cooling itself with water from an adjacent fjord

2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

The City and the Graphic Designer: An Interview With Olimpia Zagnoli

A unique approach to developing iconography for 150 different cities

The Dumbest Local Politics Scandals of 2011

Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime