New York

Flickr/Kenn Chaplin

The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

chromaroma.com

Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

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

Dawn_Perry/Flickr

How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

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

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

www.buildabetterburb.org

Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

Postcard From Midtown Manhattan

A new food truck with "food to help you transform into a being of pure light," and other news

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York

CityMaps

Mapping Business by the Block

A new website offers granular maps of New York City businesses

Stewart Mader

An Elevated View of the City

A photographer ventures up to the tops of New York City buildings to capture unique views

Martin Prosperity Institute

The Geography of American Brands

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

Flickr/zestbienbeautouza

The World's 10 Best Transit Poems

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

Flickr/-JvL-

New York's Search for the Right Number of Parking Spaces

Real estate developers in Manhattan want the city to relax its parking maximums

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

Courtesy Raad Studio

New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park

ITO

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

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

SandVault Group

Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

Flickr/psd

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

New York City DOT

Curbside Haikus

New York unveils creative signs aimed at pedestrian safety