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REUTERS/Larry Downing

A 30-Year Plan for U.S. Transportation Summed Up by One Word: Choice

With Beyond Traffic, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pivots U.S. policy away from cars and toward multimodal options.

Joseph A. Blum

Incredible Photos from the Construction Site of the New Bay Bridge

A photographer spent more than a decade shooting from hellish, confined spaces and fog-shrouded eagles' nests.

Reuters/Jeff Tuttle

Advanced Industries Still Rule the U.S. Economy—But It's an Advantage That's Slipping

These high-tech sectors are also more geographically concentrated than they were a decade ago.

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Turning Old Prisons Into Summer Camps and Movie Lots

Shuttered correctional facilities around the country are getting their own chance at reform.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab

For the Best U.S. Architecture Per Square Mile, Head to Dallas

New York has the nation's tallest skyscraper. Chicago has some fancy buildings. But one city wins when it comes to sheer density of urban design.

Amrit Forss/Hoffice

Work From Home, Just Not Alone and Not in Your Own Home

The Scandinavian startup Hoffice aims to bring rigor and productivity to the concept of home-based co-working spaces.

It's Easy to See Why This Man's Grueling Commute Went Viral

The harder task is addressing the underlying issues that led James Robertson to walk 21 miles to and from work every day in the first place.

Nir Elias/Reuters

In Defense of Waze, Which Doesn't Put Police in Danger

Officers are railing against the traffic app's cop-tracking alerts, demanding that Google stop the service to drivers.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

Urbanization and Smartphones Are Killing Car Culture

Cars once facilitated social outings. Has that role been filled by technology?

VanDam's StreetSmart

In Cuba, Maps Make a Comeback

Old-fashioned navigation is enjoying a renaissance on the island, where Internet access is still scant.

AP/Sayyid Azim

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation in Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa's "secondary cities" are set to benefit.

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Americans Think Upward Mobility Is Far More Common Than It Really Is

New research confirms that we overestimate our ability to advance "by a wide margin."

EPA/Joe Castro

Can Melbourne Lower Its Temperature by 7 Degrees?

The Australian city is using trees and water to fight the urban heat island effect.

Themba Hadebe/AP

In Johannesburg, a New Bridge Must Also Address Apartheid's Legacy

The city has an ambitious plan to redress historic inequities through mass transit and redevelopment.

Ittyblox

Play God With This Customizable Miniature City

The 3D-printed buildings are based on architecture in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and can glow at night.

Ellen Sebastian Chang + Maya Gurantz

Two Oakland Neighborhoods Connect Through a 'Hole in Space'

Oakland's Rockridge and East 14th neighborhoods are five miles and a world apart. Can a giant video-chat bring them together?

Flickr/Jeffrey Bary

The Last Seltzer Man in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

AP/Charlie Riedel

The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl

On Sunday, Glendale, Arizona will host its second NFL championship game. History is making it hard for city officials to be excited about it.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather

Toxic smog billowing from China's coal-fired power plants is making snowstorms in the U.S. worse.