The Best U.S. Cities, by Design

Architectural firm RMJM Hillier weighed sustainability, awards, and both expert and residents' opinions in its list of top 10 U.S. cities for design

By the end of 2008, 3.3 billion people will live in urban areas, according to a report released by the U.N. last year. As such, the design of these cities—and the quality of life in them—becomes an ever more critical issue.

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