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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bus Rapid Transit

A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.

Grid of the Day: The Brain

Our minds are laid out like Manhattan's streets.

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Is the Retro Ballpark Movement Officially Over?

20 years since Camden Yards opened in Baltimore, a look back on the stadium design that's emerged since.

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Here Is New York Transit

It's where rich and poor, wise and weird, picker and non-picker unite.

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Fashion Accessory of the Day: Subway Map Cuff Bracelets

A sleek, sartorial way to show your love for public transportation.

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This Week in Bans: Miniskirts Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Also, Hong Kong bans pregnant "birth tourists" from the mainland; New York City's public schools try to avoid using test words like "dinosaur" and "Christmas"; and Britain bans... something.

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How to Make a Greener Parking Lot

They aren't going away, but we can at least limit their harm.

The Latest Fantastic Transportation System That Will Never Be Built

We'd love to get from New York to Beijing in 2 hours, but we won't hold our breath.

Infographic of the Day: The Top 5 U.S. Cities in 1940 vs. 2010

The Census Bureau is getting ready for the release of all the forms from its 1940 count.

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The Imaginary Monsters of U.S. Cities

Sure, the sticks have Sasquatch and the Jackalope. But what creepy cryptids lurk in thriving American cities?

Invisible Urbanite

An artist camouflages himself to look just like what's around him.

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The Science of Quieter Cities

Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?

An Online Map You'll Actually Want to Look At

A cartography design studio creates unique map skins for a more aesthetically pleasing online experience. 

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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.

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This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

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Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

The regulation causes developers to build more spaces than they would otherwise, according to a new report.

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A Fix for America's Silent Sewer Scourge

Hundreds of U.S. cities still rely on antiquated systems that spew sewage during floods. Here's how one company is trying to change that.

Image of the Day: Grand Central's New Look

One of America's most famous train stations gets a new logo.