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Yerwada Slum Upgrading Project, Pune, India, courtesy SDI

Design With, Instead of for, the Other 90%

A new exhibit reveals how architects and designers are embracing community participation in developing world projects

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Sarah Goodyear

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees

Courtesy Queens Museum of New York

The Model City

The use of scale models in city planning has gone out of fashion, but interest in them as historical records remains high

Carlos Barria / Reuters

14 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Get Federal Fast-Tracking

Permitting and environmental review will be expedited, pushing for final approval within 18 months

Courtesy Progressive Field

Keeping Stadium Neighborhoods Alive in the Off-Season

Cleveland finds a way to embrace winter at Progressive Field

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The Best and Worst of Official City Flags

They're less visible, but most cities have flags just like countries or states. Some are great. Others, not so much.

Photo by Flickr user Nonsequiturlass, used under a Creative Commons license

5 Cities Where Mass Transit Riders Are Richer Than Drivers

Median rider income is well above that of auto commuters in Idaho Falls and a few other metro areas

Lisa Margonelli

Brooklyn's Super Convenient but Mostly Illegal Private Bus Service

Dollar Vans offer a much-needed transit link. What's so wrong about that?

REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

The Methodology of Bike-Share Station Placement in New York City

Taking lessons from its predecessors, America's largest city has crafted a three-pronged approach for bike-share deployment

REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Walking With Headphones: Only Dangerous Sometimes

Studies show cell phones, though not music players, confuse pedestrian senses

Classic Documentary on Public Space Now Available Online

The pioneering 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' explores public plazas and their uses

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Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

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The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Occupy Wall Street Protest Poses a Public-Private Conundrum

Demonstrators converge on privately owned public space, raising questions about legal rights

Courtesy NY DOT

Times Square Redesign: Less Beach, More 'Blade Runner'

A noirish take on New York's 'heart' from Norwegian firm Snøhetta

Robert Torzynski

Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

A bold proposal to eliminate money-losing lines revives the question

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Smart City Technology's Growth Spurt

Global spending on advanced systems for cities is expected to skyrocket in the next five years

REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

A Better Way to Measure Poverty

New York's leading the way on incorporating geography into poverty measures, and the federal government's not far behind