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The Municipal Feud That Made Hollywood

In 1937, a California city just southwest of Hollywood tried to change its name - to Hollywood

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Translating the American Highway System Into a Subway Map

Graphic designer Cameron Booth gives a London Tube map treatment to America's roadways

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How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

A new report, based on an evaluation of Atlanta's transit system, suggests expanding into job centers and improving transfers

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How Our Brains Navigate the City

By using a mental map oriented to the north, says a group of psychologists

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What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior

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Transit Stations May Actually Cut Down on Crime

Opponents say stations bring an unsavory element to a neighborhood. But according to a new study, that's just not the case

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A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

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Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

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How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

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The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

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High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

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How Should Metros Respond to Emergencies?

NYC subway riders trapped on A train last winter sue the city for a "policy that will benefit the public now and for years to come"

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Life in an African Slum

A photographer challenges typical Western portrayals of Africa, asking: "who do these photos serve?"

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The City IKEA Built

The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

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The Best City Time Lapse Videos of 2011

From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond

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Can Amtrak Afford Its New NYC Home?

As construction of Moynihan Station moves forward, the rail provider says it can't pay much rent