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Cityscape focuses on urban life in our metro area. Topics range from urban design and architecture to transportation, highways, traffic, transit, walking and biking. Cityscape also examines important urban issues — such as real estate development, education, crime, poverty and family life — as well as the arts, sports and entertainment in our community.

Smartphone apps can't change the landscape, but they do encourage walking

By making walking data easy to see, Fitbits and similar technologies (like the Moves app or the new iWatch) can provide crucial feedback for people about their daily activity patterns.