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An Alligator Politely Uses the Crosswalk in Florida

The roving reptile might’ve been driven into the open by Tropical Storm Colin.

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What U.S. Cities Are at Risk of Getting the Zika Virus?

A vast tract of land from New York to L.A. has summertime conditions ideal for virus-carrying mosquitoes.

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Saving the Spanish Language in Miami

Fifty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Cubans immigrated to the southern tip of Florida. Now, the city has to teach a new generation how to thrive in a bilingual economy.

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Miami Takes Aim at Its Plethora of Parking

A new ordinance that eases parking requirements hopes to transform the city into a more transit-friendly place.

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Wearable Maps of 80 Cities Around the Globe

A U.K. designer is using open data to produce dramatic t-shirts of cities from Phoenix to Beijing.

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The Mainstream Appeal of Outlaw Street Art

Shepard Fairey was commissioned to paint a mural in downtown Detroit. Now the city is prosecuting him for destruction of property.

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Florida's Privately Funded Passenger Rail Plan Chugs Forward Amid Opposition

Skeptics doubt the Miami-Orlando train can profit, but with no taxpayer money in the mix, it’s not clear why they care.

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A Nifty Visualization of the 'Vicious Cycle' of Bus Bunching

See how small delays can lead to big commuting headaches in this interactive.

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Miami Takes a Big Step Toward Walkability

The city wants to convert car-friendly Biscayne Boulevard into pedestrian-friendly Biscayne Green.

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The 'Producer' of High-Art, High-End Miami

Craig Robins has helped make Miami's Design District a magnet for cutting-edge architecture and luxury retail.

Sarah Goodyear

In Miami, a Street Artist Dies at the Hands of Police

During Art Basel, a tagger called Demz was run down by police protecting street-art fans from street artists. His death has more than one connection to Eric Garner's.

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Worried About Climate Change, South Florida Wants Statehood

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

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Florida Once Had Massive Icebergs

Long ago, huge ice formations drifted down the East Coast to visit the Sunshine State.

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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.

Sarah Goodyear

In Defense of Urban Wild Space in Miami

A Walmart and a Chick-fil-A could replace some of the last remaining pine rocklands in the world. 

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The Triumphant Return of Private U.S. Passenger Rail

Can new train service between Miami and Orlando be a model for the rest of the country?

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.