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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

chromaroma.com

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

Flickr/zigazou76

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

Reuters

Learning to Drive a Taxi in London Changes Your Brain

According to a new study, drivers who master London's complicated street layouts actually grow their grey matter

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The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

A short list of our favorite verses from public transportation around the globe

Courtesy Hopkins Architects Partnership LLP

The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

Reuters

The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

Reuters

The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

Reuters

Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

Reuters

Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

Foster + Partners

London's Proposed Thames Hub Airport Could Be the World's Biggest

Foster + Partners' ambitious plans for a £50 billion airport in the Thames Estuary

Kieran Doherty / Reuters

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

Andrew Winning / Reuters

Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving

Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium