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The New England Blizzard's Winds Will Be 'Just as Bad' as the Snow

Expect downed trees, massive waves, and widespread, lasting power outages.

Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Expanding Walkability in Two African Cities: What's at Stake?

Africa is the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt to encourage walkability and prevent isolating sprawl.

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How the Next Generation of Detroit Artisans Found a Home

At the Rust Belt Market in Ferndale, the maker movement is remixing Detroit's industrial heritage.

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Blizzards and the Birth of the Modern Mayor

The Blizzard of 1888 demonstrated the vulnerability of urban life, and led voters to demand greater protection.

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How Driverless Cars Could Make Traffic Dramatically Worse

A new simulation shows that comfortable rides can come with big congestion costs.

Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

29 Million People Are Bracing for a Massive, Historic Snowstorm

Record-breaking snow is expected across the Northeast.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

The Next Wave of Bike-Share Innovations May Focus on Equity

Several cities are trying out new ways of encouraging low-income residents to sign up.

Reuters/China Daily

This Nostalgic Street Art in Shanghai Is Being Erased by Chinese Authorities

Frustrated locals say they are concerned about the suppression of creativity.

David Graas

Elegant Light Bulbs Shaped Like Art Deco Skyscrapers

Illuminate a room in a classy way, while also making it seem the world is upside down.

Las Vegas Through the Lens of a Location Scout

Artist Catherine Borg's newest project finds Sin City amid photographs taken for the 1995 film Casino.

AP Photo/Reed Saxon

What's Really At Stake in the Battle Over Street Vending: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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Why Architects and Second-Tier Cities Need Each Other

Ambitious architects tend to cluster in the same metropolises: New York, Chicago, L.A. (not to mention Beijing and London). But when they strike out for second-tier cities, it can be a win-win.

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How Singapore Makes Biodiversity an Important Part of Urban Life

Inside a city that works hard at keeping the jungle in "urban jungle."

AP Photo/Nick Ut

Of Course the Suburbs Aren't Dying—They're Not All the Same

What recent stories about where Americans want to live get wrong.

Mapping the Crushing Truth About Your Work Commute

Many people in the U.S. carpool, walk, and use public transit to get to work—but most are still hacking traffic in a car, all alone.

AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

The Uber Economy

Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America's most independent workers?

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7 Design Lessons From the World's Most Gorgeous BRT Stations

Ideas that help distinguish the service from a regular old bus.

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Lake Michigan Is Serving Up 'Snow Pancakes'

These discoid ice sheets are formed by the motion of waves.

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The Night Sky You've Never Seen

Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the Milky Way. Can we still save the stars?