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Is the 'Traditional Downtown' Dead?

And should we try to resurrect it?

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The Forgotten Urban Transportation Problem We Should Be Trying to Fix

Freight is crippling metro areas, but it's rarely part of city planning.

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The Death of the American Shopping Mall

Stores don't need nearly as much retail space as they used to, and this is seriously hurting the country's real estate market.

James West

A River in Retreat: In Two Weeks, the Mississippi Could Shut Down

The worst drought in half a century has brought water levels close to historic lows.

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Why India's Big City Shopping Malls Are Dying Out

The recession, coupled with obscenely high rents, are forcing superstores out of business.