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Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.

Rebuilding Downtown Christchurch After a Series of Earthquakes

Striking images and video of the city in the midst of a rebirth.

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Rochester's Unique Place in the Rustbelt Revival

With rebounding historic neighborhoods and a diversified economy, Rochester's future doesn't have to be as grim as some fear.

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The Death and Life of Downtown Shopping Districts

Lessons from Miami’s bold Design District experiment.

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Feel Good Story of the Day: Downtown Newark

Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.

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Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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The Secret to Seattle's Booming Downtown

The recession didn't skip Seattle, but the city stuck by its downtown and reaped the rewards.

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

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Battered by Foreclosures, Stockton Looks Downtown

New plans focus on adding transit-oriented and infill housing.

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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Native businessman Dan Gilbert is bringing business and development downtown

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A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

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Fixing the Rust Belt by Shrinking It

New studies suggest that we can revitalize the Rust Belt by increasing core density

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The End of Sprawl

Businesses are moving downtown, the suburban office park is basically extinct - is a more urban future inevitable?