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Urban

Infrastructure & Environment

The Parking Garages of the Future

As many of them fall into disrepair, some are adapting to cities' changing needs.

By David Kidd  |  August 15, 2019
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Urban

What Cities Can Learn From Burning Man

The annual gathering is a radical experiment in urban design that rebuilds itself in the desert every year -- with the help of its residents.

By Zach Patton  |  August 19, 2019
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Urban

Just How Big Is Burning Man?

Every year, people build a city solely for the event, then take it down a week later.

By Zach Patton  |  July 31, 2019
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Urban

8 Ways to Make Your City More Like Burning Man

From building public art to creating "sacred spaces," the annual event is inspiring leaders across America.

By Caroline Cournoyer  |  August 19, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Dockless in Dallas

At one point, there were 18,000 rental bikes in Dallas. Now, they’re all gone.

By Daniel C. Vock  |  September 1, 2019
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Urban

Creating a More Secure and Vibrant Future

The 2019 Ideas Challenge identifies innovative public policy that positively impacts local communities.

By NewDEAL  |  November 20, 2019
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Commentary

The Mayoral Balancing Act

Tension between downtowns and neighborhoods isn’t going to go away.

By Alan Ehrenhalt  |  September 1, 2019
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Urban

Chief Storytellers: Community Engagement or PR?

Some critics wonder if the new city gig is a legitimate use of government money. Denver thinks so.

By Graham Vyse  |  August 29, 2019
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Infrastructure & Environment

Racing the Clock to Cross the Street? In One State, It'll Cost You.

Hawaii recently passed a law allowing police to ticket pedestrians for starting to cross a street when the countdown starts. Other states let the walkers decide if they can make it.

By Daniel C. Vock  |  July 23, 2019
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Public Safety & Justice

Cities Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition

Three American cities have now banned the use of facial recognition technology in local government amid concerns it's inaccurate and biased.

By Graham Vyse  |  July 24, 2019
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Urban

Will Up-Zoning Make Housing More Affordable?

Making neighborhoods denser is an idea with growing appeal. The question is whether it works.

By J. Brian Charles  |  July 2, 2019
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