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Maryland's Governor Explains his War on Sprawl

On the eve of releasing a new smart growth plan, Gov. Martin O'Malley discusses density, smart growth, and a city-centric future

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The 7 Cities With the Most to Lose in the NBA Lockout

In metro areas with only one professional sports team, the stakes are even higher

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Why Chicago Couldn't End Homelessness

In 2003, Richard Daley promised to house every resident by 2012. Nine years later, the city's nowhere near meeting that goal

Mapping the Age of Humans

How one organization is visualizing our impact on earth


A Simpler Solution to NYC's Subway Garbage Problem

MTA officials are testing out the theory that removing garbage bins from subway platforms will lead to less garbage in the system

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Why Suburbs Near Cities Weather Recessions Better

Housing recovery comes quicker to inner-ring suburbs in DC, where commutes are shorter and towns are walkable


Paying for Public Parks

Thanks to huge budget shortfalls, cities often have no choice but to charge for use of public spaces

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Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners

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Speeding Up Denver Ski Season Traffic ... By Going Slower

This winter, Colorado highway officials will institute "rolling speed harmonization" to ease congestion


2011's Best Cities for Trick-or-Treating

Who comes out on top in our updated ranking for candy seekers?


The Trouble With Youth Curfews

Rules targeting youths often don't produce public safety results


How to Get More Apples and Facebooks

It's high time to invest in the infrastructure cities need to foster new industrial clusters

Where Homeowners Are Underwater

Obama has a new plan to help owners refinance their mortgages, but some places will benefit more than others

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Urbanizing the Amazon

Though cities are springing up throughout the Brazilian rainforest, there are few jobs to be had


The 19 Building Types That Caused the Recession

How suburban storage units and big box food stores brought down the economy

Kentucky Department of Highways

Free to Good Home: 456-Foot Steel Bridge

Kentucky tries to give away a historic bridge

Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation

Making Pittsburgh New by Keeping it Old

A critic of development joins the other side


How Mexico City Got Bikers to Stop Worrying and Ride

The Mexican capital has some of the worst traffic in the world, yet cycling is catching on


Debunking the Impact of City Heat on Global Warming

Two new reports show that the urban 'heat island' effect is not distorting climate change data