Henry Grabar

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Who Reads the Most: Cities, Suburbs, or Rural Areas?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest nerd of them all?

Reuters

The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

Aether & Hemera

Art Installation of the Day: Paper Boats on London's Canary Wharf

Like being a kid again...a kid with state-of-the-art technology and materials.

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada

Mega-Art of the Day: A Face the Size of 2 Football Fields

Art for airplane travelers.

The Miami Bike Scene

Bicycle Advocates of the Day: The Miami Heat

They wear their helmets and everything!

Flickr/Wonderlane

More Cars on the Road Make You Late, But Some Cars Make You Much Later Than Others

A new study suggests that traffic reduction should be targeted at particular communities.

Rosenwald Collection/Library of Congress

2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

Anthony Sherin

Urban Artifact of the Day: A Street Corner Piano

Go ahead, play a few notes.

Reuters

A Transit Chief in the Mayor's Office?

MTA leader Joe Lhota is expected to resign today to prepare for a mayoral run.

Ralph Hockens/Flickr

America's Most Cutthroat Christmas Tree Market

A bitter feud between two men has sent the price of trees in New York City sky-high.

Lifehacker

Temperature of the Day: -41, in Novosibirsk

Colder than the frost on a champagne glass!

Charles Platiau/Reuters

Mass Transit Improvement of the Day: 24 New Tram Stations in Paris

The French capital's third tramway extension in a month.

Reuters

Newtown Is a Pretty Typical Connecticut Community

A New England town with a touch of the Gold Coast.

Planning Corps/Erik Galipo

Urbanist Portmanteau of the Day: Funderpass

This one should have been invented a while ago.

Erik Trinidad/YouTube

City-Themed Holiday Card of the Day: A 'Virtual Geoglyph'

Season's Greetings from a bicycle geek.

MOOZ

A Belgian Christmas Tree Made Entirely of Tea Cups and Dinner Plates

Gelukkig kerstfeest!

Carlos Barria/Reuters

Disaster History, Brought to You By Google

On Japan's tsunami-battered coast, a new way to remember the devastation.

Urban Air

Urban Forest of the Day: An L.A. Billboard Made of Bamboo

It'll come complete with a hydration system, climate monitors, and a Wifi connection to make that data available to the public.

Kacper Pempel/Reuters

European Soccer Has Reorganized Around Cities, and It Could Be Awesome

Europe's 2020 soccer championship will, for the first time, not be awarded to any particular set of countries.