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Village Green: An Impressive Month for Federal Aid to Sustainable Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

In a breathtaking series of press conferences and releases along with publication of a new report, the federal Partnership for Sustainable C...

Half a World Away and 12 Hours Ahead

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Fraad Wolff

A trip from New York to Shanghai is a great reminder that the developing world is becoming more like the developed world.

Soul-Searching at Dubai's Cityscape (Slideshow)

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Todd Reisz

First it was "booming Dubai," and then "sinking Dubai." Two years into one of its most cathartic states ever, where do things stand for Dubai?

The Lesson of Unintended Consequences in Urban Design

John Tolva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Tolva

Cities, of course, are a model of resilience. Buildings are adapted, the street finds a way, patterns of usage can be reshaped

Animal Shaped Cities? South Sudan Unveils Big Plan

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan — A city shaped like a giraffe? A rhino-shaped town? Even one that looks from above like a pineapple? Southern Sudan has unveiled am...

PHOTOS: 13 Best Cities for Jobs: The Milken Institute

The Huffington Post | Nicole Hardesty | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Would you move to Fort-Hood, Texas if it meant finally finding a job? The Milken Institute released its annual Best Performing Cities 2010 report this...

PHOTOS: 10 Coolest Walled Cities

Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel

Back in the day, cities and towns were built with large walls as defense against savage invaders. Now, they're just very cool to see. How was the t...

Rebuilding the Future

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

Yesterday was the 10:10:10 global work day, an amazing show of action to combat global warming, and improve lives around the globe. Sadly, yesterday...

Village Green: Walmart Goes Urban?

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

  Walmart plans to expand into urban markets with smaller stores that carry fresh food, writes Jayne O’Donnell in USA Today.  O&rsquo...

Village Green: Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Patrick Condon, senior researcher at the Centre for Sustainable Design at the University of British Columbia, has a new book, Sustainable Communities:...

City Outsources Everything: An Act Of 'Municipal Genius'? | DAVID STREITFELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

While many communities are fearfully contemplating extensive cuts, Maywood says it is the first city in the nation in the current downturn to take an ...

Psyche and the City: A Soul's Guide to the Modern Metropolis

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Singer, M.D.

How can one afford not to worry about the intersection of soul and city in the face of the staggering numbers related to the problems flooding our cities?

Under-taxed Americans are Too Broke to Finance Sustainability Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

As America struggles to make its cities more energy efficient and build mass transit, electric car charging stations, smart grids, sources of renewabl...

PHOTOS: The World's Largest Megacities

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week GlobalPost published an interesting series on the challenges posed by the world's rapid urbanization, focusing in particular on Dhaka, Bangl...

Village Green: Striking Images Reclaim the Urban Memory

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield


Rank My City: The Singles Charts of the City-Building Business

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

It is often the cities not making the ranks that can be the most lively and exciting, even if their cafes still use white plastic chairs and the streets aren't pedestrianized.

10 Local American Economies That Have Changed Forever

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall St.: A city does not die when its last resident moves away. Death happens when municipalities lose the industries and vital populations ...

Village Green: Reviving the Post-Industrial City

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

  Syracuse, New York in many ways resembles a typical once-industrial city that is past its prime.  But is it, really?  A superficial ...

Abu Dubai: A City Never Founded Yet Meant to Be

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

Abu Dhabi and Dubai, two Emirati cities separated by only 120 km of highway, seem to be simultaneously competing and yet prepared to help each other out.

Cities Without Stimulus

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harry Moroz

Less than one percent of stimulus spending went directly to cities because cities are "lowest" in the federal hierarchy. Yet cities contain the majority of the nation's jobs, population, and economic output.

Saving Shrinking Cities

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roberta Brandes Gratz

If one looks at the history of some of our cities' most desirable neighborhoods today and recognizes what a staggering number of them were once miserable slums, then a truly "creative" path reveals itself.

The Urbanity of Financial Reform

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

The Dodd-Frank finance reform bill provides an opportunity for the federal government to reverse course and support the cities and metro areas that were made weaker by the housing crisis and an overgrown financial sector.

Qatar's Bid for World Cup 2022: To Build a Nation or a Region?

Todd Reisz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Todd Reisz

In stark contrast to the US' coast-to-coast approach, Qatar proposes that every match of the 2022 World Cup will be played within an hour's drive from any other. This would be an advantage for both the players and the fans.

Arthur Delaney

State, Local Governments To Fire 481,000 Workers: Report | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

To cover for lost tax revenues, local governments will fire nearly 500,000 workers in the coming year, according to a national survey of counties and ...

Village Green: Le Tour Reminds Us Why We Love Paris

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
F. Kaid Benfield

Paris has to be on the short list of the world's most loved cities, probably at the top for many of us, and not without reason.