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Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

NOAA

The 8 Worst Things About Summer in American Cities

Commence fainting... now.

A Power Outage, As Seen From Space

Last week's massive storm left a million people without power around Washington. Here's what it looked like at the height of darkness.

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The End of Taxis

Traditional taxicab drivers are in trouble and they don't even know it yet. 

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9 Utterly Bizarre Museums

Voodoo, skulls, tattooed skin and more oddities from cities around the world.

Reuters

Repetitive Debate of the Day: Why Hasn't Washington, D.C. Buried its Power Lines?

After yet another days-long mass power outage, it's naturally time to have the same argument all over again.

Matthew Benson

Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

John Metcalfe

What Really Happens After You Flush the Toilet

Your waste goes on a magical journey from becoming "mixed liquor" to "sludge cakes," as this photographic tour of Arlington County, Virginia's newly renovated wastewater plant reveals.

Reuters

How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

Reuters

Storms Sweep East Coast Cities

Scenes of damage, after the derecho.

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Is Your City Making You Single?

Why where we live determines how we date.

Shorpy

These Transit Riding Politicians Don't Support Public Transit

Members of Congress who spent much of this year fighting over transportation funding should remember they have the sweetest transit system around.

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Can Solar Panels and Historic Preservation Get Along?

Ideas for rules that balance a building’s historic character with the need for green energy.

Wright, Holloway, and Ellis

Watch These American Cities Segregate, Even As They Diversify

No, we have not reached the end of segregation. Something much more complicated is going on.

Bozzuto

Metaphor of the Day: D.C.'s Housing Market Is the Titanic, Iceberg in Sight

Thousands of new units are set to open in 2013. Will that bring rents down?

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Is It Time to Stop Building Convention Centers?

The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

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The Evolution of the Bike Lane

Bike infrastructure is changing, raising new questions about the best design.