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How Two Artists Hope to Liven Up Chicago's 'L' Tracks

“The Wabash Lights” will illuminate a stretch of elevated train tracks in whatever pattern you choose.

White People Aren't Driving Growth in the Suburbs

The decline of white suburbia has already begun.

How Urban Designers Can Get Smaller Cities Walking

A new study identifies two important street features that draw pedestrians—outside of New York City.

Does Washington's Drought Spell Doom for Hoppy Beers?

Keep calm and drink on.

Latino Incomes Are Rising, So Why Are Their Homeownership Rates Dropping?

One big reason: Conventional credit-scoring methods work against them.

BMW's Plan to Prevent Electric Cars From Overwhelming the Grid

When electricity demand is high, i3 owners can now delay a charge—for a cash rebate.

Why Flashy Plans for LaGuardia Don't Impress Transit Advocates

If an outdated airport is “un-New York,” according to Governor Andrew Cuomo, then what’s a crumbling subway system?

You Can 'Catch' Rudeness

Another reason to play nice with your co-workers.

Resetting and Reimagining New York City's Economy

The city came roaring back after the recession, but its divides also deepened.

Aging Pipes Are Poisoning America's Tap Water

In Flint, Michigan, lead, copper, and bacteria are contaminating the drinking supply and making residents ill. If other cities fail to fix their old pipes, the problem could soon become a lot more common.

How Rich People Raise Rich Kids

Even when they’re adopted, the children of the wealthy grow up to be just as well-off as their parents.

Watch This Large Man Lift a Car out of a Bike Lane

A new cycling superhero is born.

Austin Is Populating an Old Landfill With Bizarre Art

The nature park will harbor a shambling behemoth, a fuzzy duck blind, and a smokey “Meat Church,” among other installations.

Friday's 'Blue Moon' Could Actually Look Blue

Sometimes it’s not just a figure of speech.

What a Discovery at Jamestown Says About America's First Town

Traces of lead and tooth decay in newly uncovered remains reveal the founders were of noble status—and had a new American diet.

How Los Angeles County Furthered Racist 'Fair-Housing' Practices

A recent Justice Department complaint reveals the county colluded with two cities and the sheriff’s department to push black, Section 8 families out of certain neighborhoods.

Mapping America's Renters

A new map provides a detailed look at the nation’s twofold housing crisis.

This Heat-Sensitive Map Changes With the Weather

Know where to huddle for shelter from the elements, or find a park when it’s sunny.

Cleaning Up Rome, One Tweet at a Time

Romans are sharing photos of their do-it-yourself efforts to improve the city under the hashtag #Romasonoio.