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A Whirlwind Trip Through Cape Town

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 03.08.2013 | Travel
Jennifer Schwab

I had heard glowing reports about this southernmost mecca from South African friends living in San Diego and Los Angeles. I now understand why when they move to the U.S., they often choose Southern California as a logical nesting place. My maiden voyage to "the Cape" was one of surprise and delight.

The Best Cities To Visit In 2013

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.07.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

These electric and eclectic world cities are ripe for a visit this year. Here's why.

A City's True Innovation: When Discovery Meets Intention

Wanona Satcher | Posted 02.26.2013 | Business
Wanona Satcher

Cities, the engines of creativity and the drivers of diversity are extremely multi-dimensional. Our politics strive to reflect the ever-changing patterns of urban form, socio-economic shifts, trends, and technology. Or do they?

PHOTOS: The Most Romantic Cities

Food & Wine | Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel
Food & Wine

From the Victorian inns of San Francisco to the teahouses of Kyoto, the world is full of romantic destinations.

The Unequal State Of America

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | Business

In the town that launched the War on Poverty 48 years ago, the poor are getting poorer despite the government's help. And the rich are getting richer ...

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

And The World's Most Livable City Is...

Posted 12.10.2012 | World

Looking for the world's most livable city? According to the Mercer 2012 Quality of Living Survey, Europe may be your destination. Though some pa...

And The Most Affordable City To Live In Is...

CNBC | Colleen Kane | Posted 11.27.2012 | Business

From CNBC: The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) has released their third-quarter data for 2012, in which they rank 304 urban area...

Big Questions for Big Data

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

Big data is more than an opportunity to do better. It should reset our expectations to see that great things are possible.

Economic Contrast for Cities

Mayor Anthony Foxx | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mayor Anthony Foxx

As mayors representing America's great cities, we look for a partner in the White House who will help us recover, rebuild and move forward. We have that partner -- and leader -- in President Barack Obama and we believe he has earned a second term.

For Sale: Large Japanese City

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

For sale: naming rights to one Japanese city. Condition: used. Includes airport! So might go an ad in the classified section for Izumisano, a city ...

PHOTOS: Lonely Planet's Top Cities For 2013

Lonely Planet | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet's team of several hundred expert authors and editors -- and even Lonely Planet co-founder Tony Wheeler -- have been banging heads to find the answer for our annual set of travel picks for the year to come, the Best in Travel 2013. So, city-lovers, without further ado, our picks for the top 10 cities for 2013 are...

Most Expensive Cities For The Middle Class

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

While Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama debate who's is going to help the middle class more, the two candidates are sidestepping one of the most ...

PHOTOS: The Best US Cities For Travel

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A look at the country's best cities to visit -- as voted on by our readers!

2012 COUNTDOWN: Mayors Urge Obama, Romney To Get Real

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

If you want hope and change in politics, mayors offer tons of it. The key to success in their jobs, they say, is to avoid -- as indeed they do -- partisan bickering and focus on What Works.

Summer Reading for Urban Leaders

Lee Fisher | Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact
Lee Fisher

It may be a bit harder to get through multiple books now that the summer is ending, but for urban leaders, three recent books are worth reading even after Labor Day. Each offers some provocative insight about what's happening in American cities, why, and what we might do about it.

Heat: A Bridge to Climate Consensus?

David Burwell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Green
David Burwell

Extreme heat provides an opportunity that allows climate believers, agnostics, and deniers to work together to address a common threat to our society.

And The Fastest Growing City Is...

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

Sorry hipsters, your Austin paradise is about to get ransacked. The percentage of Americans living in metropolitan areas is set to grow by roughly ...

Climate Emergency: A Five-Part Action Plan

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 09.22.2012 | Green
Sarah van Gelder

If we had acted 20 or 30 years ago, when the alarm bells were first sounded, the transition to a climate safe world could have been more gradual and less disruptive. Now, time is short.

There Are Now Apps For All Our City-Livin' Gripes

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 08.22.2012 | Technology

For all its high culture, urban American life can be down and dirty at times. Abandoned cars? Graffiti? Potholes? Those things have become the norm in...

Dead End on Shakin' Street

Thomas Frank | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Thomas Frank

Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful -- isn't even a city, really -- unless it can lay claim to being "vibrant."

Ancient 'New York City' Of Canada Discovered

Posted 07.27.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/10/2012 10:12 AM EDT on LiveScience Today New York City is the Big Apple of the Northeast ...

The Creative Compact

Richard Florida | Posted 09.09.2012 | Business
Richard Florida

The tectonic upheavals our economy is enduring are the result not just of financial shenanigans by the global One Percent, but of a deeper and more fundamental shift -- the passing of the old industrial order as it gives way to the emerging Creative Economy.

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

WATCH: A Spooky Tour Of Prague

La Carmina | Posted 09.04.2012 | Travel
La Carmina

Prague is known as one of the world's spookiest places, a city of haunted tales and piercing architecture, but the city is actually stranger than its strange reputation.