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#NPRreads: Take A Tour Of These Three Stories This Weekend

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.
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Rockville Pike At A Crossroads

The backbone of western Montgomery County is at a critical point in its history. What changes are coming down the pike for Maryland Route 355?

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D.C.'s Urban Artery: 14th Street In Columbia Heights

From a riot epicenter to the heart of the city, 14th Street's vibrancy was far from an accident.

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Creating A Neighborhood Out Of Potomac Yard

What happens when a neighborhood goes from zero residents to thousands? Kojo explores the transformation of the Potomac Yard area with architects Roger Lewis and Stephen Koenig.

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How Residents Feel About The Urbanization Of Maryland Suburbs

People often leave the city for the suburbs to get a little more space. So what happens when the city comes to them?

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Words You'll Hear: Gentrification

This week is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, who resisted gentrification in New York and became a respected thinker on urban planning. Author Roberta Brandes Gratz talks about Jacobs' legacy.
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After Decades, A Shanghai Preservationist Heads Home To America

Retired American diplomat Tess Johnston, 84, made a second career working to preserve the rich colonial architecture of Shanghai.
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Renowned Iraqi-British Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65

Architect Zaha Hadid died on Thursday at age 65. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honor.
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Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid Dies At 65

Hadid was first famous for spectacular designs that were never built — but later proved her ideas worked in the real world, not just on paper. She was the first woman to win the Pritzker prize.
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Another Way Of Living: The Story Of Reston, Va.

Reston, Va. was built to be a special place. A new film takes a look at how time has transformed the community's revolutionary vision.

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