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Robert Moses Vs. Jane Jacobs: The Opera

The show will grapple with the fundamental question of what a city should be.

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Sometimes When Violence Strikes, It Can Be Easy to Overlook What Went Right

A stabbing attack in New York's Riverside Park acts as a reminder about the way cities really work.

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A New Way of Understanding 'Eyes on the Street'

Turning neighbors into the "eyes and ears of the police" can actually reinforce fear and violence.

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Jane Jacobs Was Right: Gradual Redevelopment Does Promote Community

A study in Chicago shows a link between housing age diversity and social relations.

What Will Progress Look Like in the Future?

Author Steven Johnson, described by some as a "Darwin of Technology," on the future of urban innovation.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

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How Creativity Works in Cities

Author Jonah Lehrer talks with us about the nexus of creativity and cities.

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How the Tea Party Is Upending Urban Planning

Activists have opposed everything from environmental regulations to smart growth. What kind of long-term impact will they have?

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Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work