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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

Car-Sharing Gets Personal

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing services are ripe to expand to cities of all sizes

Greater Competitiveness Does Not Have to Mean Greater Inequality

Turns out the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to creative paths to prosperity

Suburban Food Banks Feel Strain of Recession

Infrastructure for poverty assistance in the suburbs can't keep up with increased demand

Wanted: More Practical Discussions of Urban Farming

The new book 'Carrot City' celebrates the aesthetics of urban agriculture

Entire Bridge Stolen for Scrap

Stealing and reselling copper wire from abandoned homes is so yesterday

The Limits of New Urbanism in Portland's Orenco Station

Walking and social interaction are high in this planned community, but commuting by transit remains low

Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field

Florida County Drains Fluoride from Water

Tea Party activism is behind decision to remove the dentifrice from public drinking water

L.A.'s Citywide Block Party

Sunday's 10-mile street closure in Los Angeles is a sign of progress in a city short on public space

The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

Place, Not Race, May Better Explain America's Health Disparities

Health differences between blacks and whites all but disappear in diverse neighborhoods, a new study shows