London

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Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

Dan Taylor

How to Find the Least Crowded Subway Car

A British blogger conceives an answer: digital platforms that indicate the passenger volumes of various cars.

Reuters

When Preparing for Major Events, How Should Cities Balance Civil Rights and Security?

As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.

Reuters

Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

Reuters

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

Living Architecture

In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

Dirty Mavis

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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The City IKEA Built

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

Flickr/Blikeng

The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces 

Josh Dudley

The Burgeoning Field of Security Perimeter Design

As bollards and Jersey barriers become ubiquitous, architects and designers look for ways to make them less hideous

Reuters

A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

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Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go

Flickr/Willem van Bergen

Why Land Use Planning Matters More Than Ever

On its 75th anniversary, the Urban Land Institute looks to the future

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

Woodhead Architects

9 Non-Ugly Bus Terminals

These stations make bus travel bearable