Table of Contents

Cover Story

Street smart

by Mindy Belz

Cover Story | The city is now where most of us live. WORLD profiles 10 unique urban centers, the people who make them thrive, and those whose life calling is to make them…

In this issue: "Building a city," March 24, 2007

Features

Bullish on the Big Apple

Bullish on the Big Apple

By Mindy Belz

Special Issue | The city thrives after 9/11-but healing doesn't happen in a New York minute

The agony of victory

The agony of victory

By Mindy Belz

Special Issue | Daniel Libeskind has had one of the hardest jobs in America. Will the architect's redesign at Ground Zero satisfy the nations and the generations to come?

Man about town

Man about town

By Mindy Belz

Interview | Urban planner Christopher Leerssen sees caring about the built environment as one way Christians love their neighbors

Jerusalem by foot

Jerusalem by foot

By Marvin Olasky

Special Issue | This divided and tense city is less medieval theme park when seen apart from the tour groups

Atlantic allies

Atlantic allies

By Mindy Belz

Special Issue | From Georges Washington to Bush, Americans find common cause in Casablanca

Melting pot

Melting pot

By Jamie Dean

Special Issue | In New Delhi, Chicken McCurry and on-call operators with names like Josh spur one of the world's fastest-growing economies amid a city of caste systems and…

Shanghai blues

Shanghai blues

By Becky Perry

Special Issue | Migrant laborers fuel China's boomtown but can't reap its benefits

Gardening and garbage

Gardening and garbage

By Priya Abraham

Special Issue | Rapid and unplanned growth means a basic problem for cities like Lusaka: Who will take out the trash?

West Side story

West Side story

By Jamie Dean

Special Issue | Beneath the financial frenzy that is Charlotte, urban revitalization remains long,

Not in my backyard

Not in my backyard

By John Dawson

Special Issue | Dallas mayor criminalizes homelessness and those who try to serve the homeless

Catchin' the wave

Catchin' the wave

By Lynn Vincent

Special Issue | From Jesus People to Petco Park, San Diego has prospered by not preening

Books, books, books

Books, books, books

By Mark Bergin

Special Issue | Deborah Jacobs is no ordinary librarian, and her Seattle masterpiece is no ordinary library

Dispatches

The Buzz

The Buzz

The latest on the week's biggest stories

March Madness

March Madness

By Cal Thomas

Has Washington's appetite for pork really abated?

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

Oddball occurrences

Quotables

Memorable things they said

Reviews

Fantasy hyperbole

Fantasy hyperbole

By John Dawson

Movies | Hugely popular 300 is awash in gratuitous gore

Young and in love

Young and in love

By Harrison Scott Key

Television | MTV puts spotlight on youths headed to the altar

Noteworthy books

By Jane Jacobs, Richard Florida, Joel Kotkin & Philip Bess

Notable Books | Four notable books about the city reviewed by Susan Olasky

Voices

Protesting too much

Protesting too much

By Joel Belz

Bully tactics could mean the global-warming lobby isn't on to something

Mailbag

Letters from our readers

Seedlings in stone

Seedlings in stone

By Makoto Fujimura

Creative visionaries sow renewal and hope in the heart of the city

Troop surge

Troop surge

By Marvin Olasky

The growth of Christianity in China is swift and bigger than we thought

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