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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 ...

Crane.tv's Cultural Olympics (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

Making People Skinnier Through Intelligent Design

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home

By Irina Vinnitskaya Click here for the original article at ArchDaily. Copyright NYC DDC In an effort to make New York City’s built environ...

Eco Etiquette: Can Our Cities Save Us?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. My husband and I are clos...

Rebuild or Relocate?

Edward Flattau | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Edward Flattau

It is a brave urban planner who will advocate relocation, for few displaced individuals take kindly to being uprooted, even if they know they will likely face further crippling blows from nature if they fail to move to a more secure address.

Zombie Theme Park Proposed For Abandoned Neighborhood In Detroit

Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit

Why wait for the zombie apocalypse? One man wants customers to experience the terror now. With soaring budget deficits and population on the declin...

Laws for the Planet: Using Law to Deliver Sustainability and Green Growth

Irene Khan | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Irene Khan

This right is not absolute; it does not obligate the government to provide all citizens overnight with safe drinking water. But giving access to water a legal expression does commit the authorities to do everything in their power, within reason, to extend this right as a matter of urgency.

Jason Linkins

Urban Tree Density Tracks Income Inequality

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics

Back when Mitt Romney was campaigning in Michigan, he had this weird phrase about his one-time home state that he kept robotically repeating: "The tre...

How To Save Suburbia

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 05.02.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk Click here for original article. Copyright Flickr User CC tango_28 Poverty and violence, boarded windows and weedy lawns...

Walking the Walk With Jane

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Not only are the walks a great example of just the self-organization Jacobs celebrated, but it is run exclusively by dedicated volunteers whose commitment to the Jacobs precepts brings them together in a totally organic way.

Participatory Budgeting Lets Citizens Experiment With Economic Democracy

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics
Michelle Chen

Who'd have thought that voting to add trash cans on the street or renovate public housing could be a democratic milestone?

William Pedersen, KPF Helps Celebrate Art & Design at New Museum, NYC

Jacob Slevin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Jacob Slevin

Hudson Yards. Image courtesy of Kohn Pedersen Fox. The Huffington Post Arts page recently celebrated Design Thursdays with a special presentation...

Killing Modernism with Fuzzy Math, Bad Information and False Choices

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Modernism, despite the popularity of Mad Men and shelter magazines like Dwell, is under assault. Iconic works of architecture and landscape architecture from have a particularly high mortality rate.

PHOTOS: Move To An Entire IKEA City!

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.10.2012 | Business

Do you ever dream of an entire city filled with Swedish meatballs and do-it-yourself furniture? That dream could soon be a reality. IKEA, the Swed...

Walk, Observe, Discuss

Roberta Brandes Gratz | Posted 06.10.2012 | New York
Roberta Brandes Gratz

Jane Jacobs changed the way we look and think about cities. No better way exists to understand Jane than to get out and walk, observe, ponder and think or talk about what is seen. That is the idea behind Jane Jacobs Walks.

Bring An Abandoned Amusement Park Back To Life

Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts

When we think of amusement parks the first things that come to mind are long lines and dripping ice cream, but there was a time when these places pres...

The City 2.0 - Dream It, Build It

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

Every day -- from Rio to New York to Mumbai -- decisions are made around transportation, energy, public space, housing, and law. Rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of others, theCity2.org provides a platform so we can all become part of the solution.

The Urgency of Metropolitan Broadband Strategies

John M. Eger | Posted 03.02.2012 | Technology
John M. Eger

In the new global economy, metropolitan regions are the new centers of commerce. Now more than ever, cities and counties within regions must work to...

'Sex Is The Very Essence Of A City'

Model D | Claire Nelson | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit

By Claire Nelson This article originally appeared in Model D. Read more here. Nothing gets me hotter than listening to policy wonks talk about u...

Virginia Senate Passes Eminent Domain Proposal

AP | Posted 02.13.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- An amendment to Virginia's Constitution that would make it harder for governments to take private land has cleared the Virginia Senat...

Why Historic Buildings Matter to the Environment

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

For most building types, adaptive reuse of older buildings produces measureable -- and sometimes impressive -- green benefits.

Building for Health: Improving Our Cities, Homes and Lives

Steve Heilig | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Steve Heilig

How does where we live impact our health? It's a big and complex question, but Richard Jackson, MD, MPH is leading the way towards answers -- and interventions.

Matt Sledge

'The Pruitt Igoe Myth' Finds Architecture's Big Flop Was Somebody Else's Fault

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The images of its destruction are some of the most iconic in all of modern architecture. Less than 20 years after they went up, the towers of the Prui...

The Recovery Runs Through the City

Aaron Bartley | Posted 03.18.2012 | Green
Aaron Bartley

With the folly of relying on growth in the finance sector to compensate for losses in manufacturing now brought into focus by the financial crisis, the building blocks for economic recovery and job growth are more elusive than ever.

'I Used To Wonder What That Black Stuff Was On The Windowsill'

| Posted 03.12.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung For nearly four years, Cassandra Martin lived in West Oakland, a few blo...