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Why Crowdsourcing City Projects Actually Works for Boston

The city has made a habit of soliciting insight on municipal projects from its well-educated residents—but with strict guidelines.

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Witness the Behemoth Ice Chunks of Cape Cod

Credit the bone-chilling winter for creating these mini icebergs.

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Now Is the Winter of the Terrifying Icicles

Falling ice across North America has crushed cars, bloodied pedestrians, started fires, and pancaked a poor dog.

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Is Your Neighborhood Healthy for Children?

A new interactive tool rates neighborhoods on the "Child Opportunity Index"—a quality-of-life scale for young residents.

Nuart/Jordan Seilers

Here Are the Tools to Hack into Your City's Public Advertising

But you probably shouldn't do that, says the artist making them.

Altaeros Energies

This Floating Wind Turbine Looks Like a Stubby Shark

Its inventors say it can reach more powerful winds than boring, land-based turbines.

AP / Steven Senne

New England Could Get Yet Another Snowstorm This Week

An impressive-looking system might dump even more snow Thursday into Friday.

Windyty

The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

Google

The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

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Should Cities Give Hackathons Another Look to Improve Digital Infrastructure?

A 36-hour coding session in Boston recently helped revamp the city's permit system.

Gustav Hoiland/Flagship Photo

Is This What 'Innovation' Looks Like?

As cities go wild for innovation, Boston's award-winning District Hall tries to distill the concept into physical form.

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Why More Northeast U.S. Travelers Take the Train Instead of a Plane, in 2 Charts

In-vehicle travel time is more productive and less stressful travel time.

Predict Your Own Thanksgiving-Snowstorm Travel Misery

The National Weather Service has an experimental new tool that shows the weather hazards along your journey, including predicted snow accumulations.

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Remembering Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

The longest-serving mayor of Boston died at age 71 on Thursday.

California High-Speed Rail

Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

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Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

Julian Tryba Photography

This 'Layer-Lapse' Video of Boston Is a Lesson in Relativity

A new spin on time-lapse tech shows city features at distinct times of day, all in one frame.

Flickr/Fiona Wong

As Boston Encourages Biking, More Suburban Cyclists Are Getting Struck

Bike accidents are on the rise in suburban Boston, according to The Boston Globe.

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The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.