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Can You Tell the Difference Between These Pictures of New York and Mumbai?

One photographer's quest to capture the similarities between the two cities.

The Sorry State of the New York-New Jersey Public Transit Connection

The two states desperately need a new link — but with every new plan comes a new problem.

Boston Wants You to Design a Better Transit Map

The MBTA has opened a competition to the public. And a good thing too - the current map has serious flaws.

One Man's Obsessive Mission to Draw Every Building in New York

A new book by Australian artist James Gulliver Hancock captures all the ones he's done so far.

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Some People Will Do Crazy Things for a Rent-Controlled Apartment in NYC

One example: pretend their dead aunt is alive. For four years.

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Should We Be Zoning With Crime in Mind?

If residential areas are safer than commercial ones, it would seem so.

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15 Ideas for Making Amtrak's Northeast Corridor Better

The federal government has prepared a short list that includes 220 mph trains.

Why Are There Still So Many Train Stations Named Penn Station?

The Pennsylvania Railroad isn't coming through that tunnel — so how come we keep going through its doors?

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Phoenix's Walkability Gamble Might Actually Pay Off

The Reinvent PHX initiative will try to guide transit-oriented development in five districts along the new light rail corridor.

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Public Transportation Does Relieve Traffic Congestion, Just Not Everywhere

A new study finds that transit does cut down on traffic — but only on roads that parallel heavy transit corridors.

Is Google Maps Changing Our Behavior?

For better or worse, people sacrifice spatial orientation for convenience.

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Why Driverless Cars Are 'Probably' Legal

A recent legal paper makes the case that existing laws don't prohibit automated vehicles.

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Do Texting Bans Really Prevent Fatal Accidents?

New research says yes — but only under certain conditions.

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After Decades of Sprawl, Density Comes to Denver

The city's push for transit-oriented development has paid off, according to a new report.

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Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Make a Comeback?

All Aboard Florida, a passenger service planned for the Orlando-to-Miami corridor, may soon find out.

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The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities

A new report finds that high-speed rail lines make satellite areas more attractive while relieving pressure on major cities.

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Presenting Digital Harlem — and the Australians Who Run It

The odd partnership has produced enormous historical insight into everyday life in the neighborhood.

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How Park-and-Ride Encourages Car Use

A new study finds that people who used to make the whole trip by bike or transit now drive to the station.

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Is It Time to Move Past Urban Studies and Toward Urbanization Science?

Some scholars are calling for a stronger understanding of the "DNA" of cities — and, by extension, an improved ability to address urban problems in a systemic manner.