Houston

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Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

A-lab

The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

Reuters

The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

Google Earth

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

Courtesy: Buffalo Bayou Partnership

The Greening of Houston

How America's oil and gas capitol came to design a park at the forefront of green public space.

Reuters

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

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

Some U.S. cities have more top global brands than many large countries

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

Flickr/Oran Viriyincy

Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

Reuters

Fostering Sustainability in Houston

City programs slowly turn an oil city green

Reuters

Thanksgiving Boom Towns

Which cities will get the most visitors this holiday weekend?

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

Courtesy SWA

Transforming Blight Into a Destination

'Landscape Infrastructure' offers multi-functional approaches to getting the most out of existing spaces

Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Brian Snyder / Reuters

Could Building Thousands of Parks Fix the Real Estate Market?

A new initiative seeks to revive empty commercial land as public space

Where the 1% Live

The richest Americans are gathered in a handful of metropolitan areas

Reuters

The Catch-22 of Red-Light Cameras

To pay camera contractors, cities have an incentive to encourage drivers to run red lights and pay big fines

Joshua Lott / Reuters

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows