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The Future of the City

The Q-and-A Interviews with urban newsmakers

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch

When a former Washington Post reporter visited his daughter's D.C. public school, he was horrified by what he saw in the kitchen--and decided to do something about it. More »

Minneapolis Unplugged

Minneapolis Unplugged

The city's CIO explains how omnipresent WiFi helps officials do their jobs and even save lives. More »

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks

In Cleveland, a program called Opportunity Homes is finding ways to save foreclosed houses and the people who live in them More »

A Census for the Trees

A Census for the Trees

In San Francisco, teams of "citizen scientists" are using new technology and old-fashioned observation skills to map the urban forest. More »

King of the Road

King of the Road

John Fisher describes the challenges and rewards of being a traffic engineer in Los Angeles. More »

The End of Garbage

The End of Garbage

From old tires to computers to yoga mats, a program in Boulder is saving hard-to-recycle items from the landfill. More »

A New Harvest for Detroit

A New Harvest for Detroit

What's the best way to fix a decaying city? According to one local entrepreneur, the solution is to turn empty sprawl into farmland. More »

Stand in the Place Where You Live

Stand in the Place Where You Live

As local newspapers founder, a new breed of hyperlocal websites is taking their place. More »

Victims, Not Criminals

Victims, Not Criminals

A novel court in Dallas is helping prostitutes create new lives. More »

Car Talk

Car Talk

Thanks to GPS technology, San Francisco parking spaces will soon be able to communicate with the drivers who seek them. More »

Urban Cowboy

Urban Cowboy

In Denver, city dwellers are bringing chickens, goats, and fish farms into their backyards. More »

Shepard Fairey's American Graffiti

Shepard Fairey's American Graffiti

The street-artist-turned-national-celebrity speaks about his torrid love affair with New York and the fine line between legal and "extra-legal" public art. More »

Turning Mean Streets Into Green Streets

Turning Mean Streets Into Green Streets

In Kansas City, Missouri, 150 blocks of downtown real estate have been declining for more than four decades. Now an ambitious project might transform the area into a beacon of sustainable living. More »

The Man Who Reinvented the City

The Man Who Reinvented the City

Andres Duany, the father of New Urbanism, talks about "gold-plated" environmentalism, the problem with suburban teenagers, and why democracy can't be trusted to build smart cities. More »

The Grocery Gap

The Grocery Gap

In Philadelphia, lawmakers are teaming up with private organizations to fill "food deserts" with fresh, healthy produce. More »

The Color of Money

The Color of Money

Why Ithaca decided to invent its own currency More »

Boston Common

Boston Common

A public art project uses technology to bridge two very different neighborhoods More »

Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance

How Russell Simmons is helping homeless men find enlightenment More »

The People in Your Neighborhood

The People in Your Neighborhood

Mayor Sam Adams of Portland, Oregon, explains why he's restructuring his city. More »

The Florida Report - An 8-part video series with Richard Florida The Burden of Home Ownership

The Burden of Home Ownership

Part 8: Richard Florida argues that Americans need to get over their obsession with real estate More in the series »

The Path to Recovery

The Path to Recovery

The rise of megaregions, the decline of home ownership, the shift away from a car culture - these are among the nation's responses to today's economic turmoil. Adapted from Richard Florida's new book, The Great Reset. More »

High Speed Rail All Aboard!

The future of train travel, with The Atlantic's Derek Thompson