Sound Of Your City: Construction, Food Truck, Parks

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Bernard Goutier, 25, has served time in prison twice. He's now learning construction skills with Emerge Connecticut, which offers paid on-the-job training, literacy classes and support groups to ex-offenders. Uma Ramiah for NPR hide caption

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'Million-Dollar Blocks' Map Incarceration's Costs

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Families in a predominantly Latino youth soccer league gather for matches in Aurora. Hispanics make up nearly a third of the city's population, according to the 2010 Census. Megan Verlee for NPR hide caption

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Aurora, Colo., Tries To Capitalize On Its Ethnic Riches

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Senegalese vendor Cheikh Fall prepares his stall in front of Brooks Brothers on 51st Street, just off the Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Fall runs an association of Senegalese vendors that deals with the city over licensing and regulations. Art Silverman/NPR hide caption

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With Hats And Umbrellas, Senegalese Fill A City Niche

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Part of the wall that was built in 1940 has since been painted over with a mural. Detroit1701.org/Collection maintained at the Univ. of Michigan by Ren Farley and Judy Mullin hide caption

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Racial, Regional Divide Still Haunt Detroit's Progress

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City Life Snapshot: Music In Austin, Texas

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An illustration for a park proposed for Washington's old 11th Street Bridge. If realized, the park would span the Anacostia River, linking the Capitol Hill neighborhood with lower-income Anacostia. Ed Estes/Courtesy of D.C. Office of Planning hide caption

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Bridging The Gap Between Two Neighborhoods

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'Pocket Parks' Start Popping Up Over All Over L.A.

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The skyline of the northern Brickell neighborhood in downtown Miami. Its residential population has more than doubled in the past decade. Marc Averette/Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Parks Vie For Space In Miami's Forest Of Condos

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Some scientists predict that by 2050, climate change and an accompanying rise in sea level will lead to frequent flooding in Boston. jeffgun/Flickr hide caption

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Boston Plans For 'Near-Term Risk' Of Rising Tides

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Adam Frank stands atop of the Wilder Building in Rochester, N.Y. Carlet Cleare /WXXI hide caption

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The City As Engine: Energy, Entropy And The Triumph Of Disorder

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A Metro Light Rail train rolls by the Devine Legacy apartment building along Central Avenue in Phoenix. The energy-efficient complex includes 65 "urban style" apartments. Courtesy of Mica Thomas Mulloy hide caption

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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

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What Goes Into Timing Traffic Lights?

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