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Entrepreneurial Hotbeds: A Homegrown Mix Of Science And Luck

Reuters | Posted 12.19.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Nick Cronin moved to Chicago from Milwaukee to stack the entrepreneurial deck in his favor, hoping to leverage the city's impr...

WATCH: A Bumpy Ride In Guyana

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 12.17.2011 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

In Guyana, the South American country also known as "The Land of Many Waters," I went to the mining town of Bartica and survived quite a bumpy ride on the way.

Lynne Peeples

SXSW Eco: Sustainability And The Carbon Zero City, By The Numbers | Lynne Peeples | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

AUSTIN, Tex. -- Replacing fossil fuels with clean energy alternatives such as wind and solar is an important aim. But if the end goal is sustainabilit...

PHOTOS: Cities That Are Ripoffs Of Other Cities

Infrastructurist | Posted 12.05.2011 | Travel

Urban design has never been more exciting. As the migration to cities continues worldwide, it has resulted in a renaissance of urban design and creative infrastructure. But -- even with all the growth and ingenuity and innovation -- there are still some interesting cases of copying.

A Surprise Visit To Sydney

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 12.04.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

After a visa snafu kept me off a flight to the South Pacific island nation of Nauru, I made a quick detour to magical Sydney.

VIDEO: In Caracas, Bodyguards Are Photography Equipment

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 12.03.2011 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

Caracas was already a difficult place to shoot: I needed an armed bodyguard to watch my back.

D.C. vs. the Green Apple: In Efficiency, We're Closer Than You Think

Brian F. Keane | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC
Brian F. Keane

New York City has it all: high-efficiency windows, hybrid taxis, low-flow appliances, underwater turbines and more. But let's face it: it's easy for cities to be efficient. What about the suburbs?

'Helvetica' Director Takes On Cities In New Documentary

Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Gary Hustwit, the design-oriented documentary filmaker whose previous work includes 'Helvetica' and 'Objectified,' has released the trailer for his th...

American Dream Still Includes Home Ownership, But Not McMansions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Americans have been skittish about buying new houses since the collapse of the real estate bubble. But they remain committed to the idea of home owner...

World's Best Cities

Travel + Leisure | Posted 11.20.2011 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Travel and Leisure asked readers to vote in its 16th annual World's Best survey, rating worldwide cities in categories such as attractions, arts and culture, food, shopping, and value.

Amanda Terkel

U.S. Mayors Frustrated With Gridlock On Jobs | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to meet with congressional leaders and let them k...

In Defense of Bedbugs

Ben H. Winters | Posted 11.14.2011 | Home
Ben H. Winters

Yes, they live in your bed; they suck your blood; and they are almost impossible to kill or get rid of. All of these can be considered negative qualities. But play a bit of compare and contrast, and bedbugs come out looking pretty good.

Nurturing Arts Districts for the New Economy

John M. Eger | Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

The economy is in the toilet and it is hard, some would say impossible, to talk about the future. "Arts districts"? You have got to be kidding.

Will Open-Air Reading Room Transform Public Space?

Posted 11.09.2011 | Books

In July this year, a curious project appeared on the website Kickstarter, asking for donations. The Uni Project was described as "a portable, open-air...

Opening Doors to U.S.-China Cooperation on Energy and Environment

Manish Bapna | Posted 11.07.2011 | Green
Manish Bapna

The world's ability to come up with a stable and sustainable energy and environmental policy for the 21st century will also depend significantly on cooperation between the world's current and emerging superpowers.

Hey GQ I Guess Stereotypes Die Hard, Wicked Hard

Greg Selkoe | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style
Greg Selkoe

An Open Letter to GQ Dear GQ, Thank you for awarding Boston the distinction of worst dressed US city as part of your comedy issue this month. We her...

Confronting The Urban Mirror

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.28.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe


Discerning Successful Elements of People, Place and Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.24.2011 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

Nothing is better for advocates of urbanism than simple immersion in the look and feel of a successful, authentic place. After a week of observation ...

Mayors With a New Vision of Creativity and Innovation Wanted

John M. Eger | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts
John M. Eger

As the economy turns once again in a positive way -- and it will -- creative thinking, creative products, creative services and creativity in all a city does will make our cities unique in the world.

Rediscovering the Road to the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.16.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Those of us who write about cities should be students of history and experience, and with some humility listen to scholars and the legacy of urban development from from around the world.

Retaining Sustainable Storefronts in the Urban Realm

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
Charles R. Wolfe

Vital storefronts are an indicator of urban success, while empty businesses are akin to the ruins of Pompeii.

William Alden

As S&P Considers Downgrades, State And Local Governments Brace For Prospect Of Higher Costs | William Alden | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- American state and city governments already struggling to balance their books now must brace for the prospect of increased borrowing costs...

The Most Expensive Cities For American Travelers Are...

Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

TripAdvisor released it's inaugural price comparison list, TripIndex, which priced out 50 cities around the world and how inexpensive or costly they a...

Uncovering Embedded Patterns of Place in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

2011-07-31-Screenshot20110731at5.20.36PM.jpg Amid the roads, sidewalks and places that you have visited before, there are often embedded patterns to uncover, read and reinterpret.

Assuring Sustainable Third Places in the City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.23.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Will the prime square footage occupied by Borders have similar 'third place' potential once reclaimed? Will replacement uses provide the equivalent fusion business purposes of books, coffee, lecture and song?