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The Social Media Avalanche and the Mayoral Communications Office

As criticism over the handling of Occupy camps heated up, not every mayor's office was prepared to deal with an international outpouring of negative opinion

Postcard From Bogota

Did the mayor cause the collapse of the city's electric company stock? That and other questions answered in today's news round-up

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 


The World's Next 20 Tallest Skyscrapers

The average height of towers is climbing — but how high is too high?


The Best CityReads of 2011

10 of our favorite city-focused pieces of long-form journalism published this year

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Stuck, or Content?

What Richard Florida misunderstood about why people spend their lives in places like Ohio

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Winner of the Day: Buffalo

The city received the top score in a federal school funding challenge


Koolhaas's Defense of Generic Architecture

If you only read the highlights of his widely quoted interview in Der Spiegel, you probably missed the point


The Rise of the Sharing Economy

Why millennials are choosing to rent or borrow so many things rather than buy them


What We Can Learn From City Busways

A look at the successes and failures of some prominent American systems

Darla Jackson

Neighborhood Revitalization Tools: Band Saw, Drill Press, Welding Helmet

Empty industrial spaces get a second life as innovative art studios

Postcard From Zanzibar

How a radio ad changed Rukia Shabiby's life, and other news

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Advice for Urbanists, Circa 400 B.C.

Fifteen of the most quotable ideas about cities, as told by the likes of Plato, Shakespeare and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Urbanizing the Suburban Street

A community tries some relatively pain-free fixes to make its streets greener and more walkable


2012 Will Be a Year of Destruction in Lagos

Government targets poorly constructed buildings amid a string of collapses

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Searching for Ostalgie

Berlin's East Germany obsession is easy to find for tourists, but more complicated for locals


The U.S. Metros That Can Most Afford to Buy Gifts This Year

Unsurprisingly, 15 of the top 20 most economically advantaged metros are located on the East and West Coasts


Timeline of the Day: Is Siem Reap Asia's Next Gay Mecca?

The city's gay scene is exploding


Manila’s 'Christmas Lanes' Streamline Holiday Traffic

The Philippines capital turns roads into temporary highways to ease shopping-related congestion