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Finding Philadelphia's Best New Coffee Shop (PHOTOS)

wejetset | Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

The irony of operating a travel website is that sometimes you discover amazing things in your own town, like an enchanting new coffee shop called Pure Fare.

A Weekend With Gertrude Stein In San Francisco

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 11.19.2011 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Los Angeles offers a wealth of easily accessible travel destinations for weekend escapes. From Palm Springs with its stark desert landscape and breath...

Pondering Artifacts of Displacement in the Sustainable City

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

If our cities must be dense to be competitive and sustainable, we must also look with care to the potential displacement of uses, institutions or traditions -- not to mention the artifacts we will leave behind.

Exploring the Immediacy of the In-Between Place

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts
Charles R. Wolfe

The archaeology of today's urban regions need not be excavation-based. One trick allows the illusion of memory through photographic tools.

Corners as the Baseline for Urbanism

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.12.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

More so than public squares -- which require a conscious set-aside of assembled space -- corners naturally result from crossroads, the elemental feature of travel between places.

Creating the Urban Diary

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.07.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Cities are hubs of human interaction, and the urban experience can be enhanced by authentic participation in the dynamics of a place and transitions to nearby venues.

Exploring Simple Urban Amenities at the Public Edge

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.02.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

What if American cities legislated brighter color amid windows, balconies planted green and encouraged flags and hanging laundry? What if homeowner associations and rental contracts required vegetation and decoration?

Top 10 US Cities And What They'll Cost You

Grace Nasri | Posted 09.20.2011 | Travel
Grace Nasri

With spring winding down and summer quickly approaching, Americans are starting to plan their vacations. But many are planning on saving money this summer by keeping their travel plans domestic.

Coloring the Urban Experience

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.11.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

How can we marshal the potential of urban color while retaining a legally appropriate balance between public regulation of the private realm?

Inspiring the Redefinition of Urban Public Space

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 07.06.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Here, from afar, is more evidence that street and square, beach and byway all have a greater and unrealized multipurpose capacity, ripe for recalibration in ever-evolving America.

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

In the City, We Cannot Live by Social Science Alone

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Edward Glaeser's recent piece on Seattle is great press -- the stuff of boosterism and for use as evidence in corner of higher education, in the face of looming budget cuts in Olympia, our state capital.

The 15 U.S. Cities Hit Hardest By The Recession

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An international study says Las Vegas has one of the worst economies in the world, and prospects for a rapid recovery appear dim. T...

America's Safest City Neighborhoods: Does Yours Make The Cut?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While America's biggest cities were once hotbeds of crime and violence, in recent years places like Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston have become relat...

America's Five Most Stressful Cities

ABC News | Sarah Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Few enjoy their commute. Just ask Stephen Dinwiddie, M.D., a psychiatrist at the University of Chicago....

The Fastest Growing Cities In America

CNN Money | Les Christie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Big Easy is making a big comeback. New Orleans has steadily won back some of the population it lost in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, acco...

US Cities May Have To Be Bulldozed In Order To Survive

Telegraph | Tom Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The government looking at expanding a pioneering scheme in Flint, one of the poorest US cities, which involves razing entire districts and returning t...

Homicides Down In Some Large US Cities

AP | CARRIE ANTLFINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MILWAUKEE — Killings dropped by a third here last year, making Wisconsin's largest city among the nation's most successful in tackling its 2008 ...

Homelessness, Hunger On Rise In US Cities: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Homelessness and demand for emergency food are rising in the United States as the economy founders, a report said on Friday, and homeless advocates ca...

Inequality In Major US Cities Rivals Africa: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Major U.S. cities including New York, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans have levels of economic inequality that rival cities in Africa, according to...

U.S. Cities Promote Bicycling As Gas Prices Soar

Reuters | Jon Hurdle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. cities that have long promoted bicycle use by commuters are now seeing a steady rise in the popularity of pedal power as gasoline prices soar. C...

Foreclosures Prompt Cities to Make Plea For Federal Aid

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Facing a collapse in the subprime mortgage market that has pockmarked their cities with vacant houses and crippled their budgets, the nation's mayors ...