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Welcome Spring With This Psychedelic Map of the U.S. in Bloom

Maps from the U.S. Forest Service show signs of the season across America's forests, fields, and urban areas.

Indiana's Other Shame: A Reluctance to Authorize Needle Exchange Programs

As long as we're piling on Governor Mike Pence, let us not overlook a recent HIV outbreak in his state.

How Washington State Convinced Big Companies to Dramatically Reduce Drive-Alone Commutes

The state's Commute Trip Reduction program is a model for the nation.

Why Cities Should Pay People To Eat Their Veggies

Federal and state governments are matching some food-stamps purchases at farmers markets dollar for dollar. When cities take advantage, it pays.

The Resurrection of One of Chicago's Most Endangered Landmarks

A young businessman may be the perfect savior for this ornate performance hall.

How the Recession Changed Long-Term Unemployment

This downturn and recovery have been different than others, and workers of all types have suffered.

Now Paris Wants to Become the 'World Capital of Cycling'

Lower speed limits, subsidies and loads more bike lanes are all forthcoming. Will it be enough?

Mapping Winter's Last Gasp in America

When will the last freezing day occur in your neck of the woods?

What We Can Learn From Mapping America's Disjointed Bike Lanes: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

These Teens Found Family in a 'Gay Gang'

The upcoming film Check It follows three years in the lives of a crew of gay and transgender teens in Washington, D.C.

Dear Museums: Stop Making Nonsense

It's time for museums to desist with the silly spectacles and get back to the good work they could be doing in the civic sphere.

Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club

A trio of photographers showcase the beauty of the city by scaling its skyscrapers.

How Do You Convince People to Eat Weeds?

The Berkeley-based Wild Food Week takes aim at high-end chefs.

Londoners Will Share Their Newest Swimming Pool With Plants And Animals

The pool is part of the redevelopment of Kings Cross Station and the area around it.

How Well Do You Know Your City's Transit System?

A new quiz asks you to guess the city based on an unlabeled map of bus and rail stops.

Can Californians Adapt to Their Catastrophic Drought?

Four years into a crisis of unknown duration, residents of the Golden State have the chance to change their habits, and find new ways to thrive.

Who Wants to Move vs. Who Ends Up Actually Moving

A new analysis from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that nearly 10 percent of Americans want to move. But those of us who want to change locations and those of us who end up doing it are often not the same.

The Best City-Themed Patches in Baseball

If a region has something to celebrate, it's fair game for some jersey flair.

This Water-Generating Billboard Actually Grows Vegetables

Now you can have your roadside advertising and eat it, too.