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The Secrets to Philadelphia's Bicycle Success

For one thing: narrow, European-style streets.

Omaha Just Designed a Way Better Transit System for Zero Cost

The FORWARD plan brings frequency and all-week service to the heartland.

Why Congress Can't Solve America's Infrastructure Crisis

Lawmakers can’t agree on how to pay for the Highway Trust Fund for the remainder of the year, let alone for the next decade.

A Ruptured Pipeline Dumped 21,000 Gallons of Oil on the California Coastline

The oil spill stretches for about four miles, according to Coast Guard officials.

To Fix Baltimore, Start With the Kids

Mental health resources, affordable child care, and better police relations would go a long way toward improving the lives of disadvantaged youths.

Hybrid-Vehicle Batteries Are Disappearing in San Francisco

Inventive, no doubt muscular thieves have found a new target.

A Man Is Slowly Filling Europe With 3D Models of His Face

Artist Gregos has plastered cities with more than 1,000 pseudo-Gregoses.

The Definition of a Game-Changer: L.A.'s $15 Minimum Wage

Tuesday’s vote sets the bar for wage standards in the biggest U.S. cities.

Why Fit Cities Aren't Enough

The annual ranking of fittest cities doesn’t address important inequalities.

What Does Smog Taste Like?

Find out by eating a pollution-infused meringue.

New York City's Public-Housing Crisis

Many of the city's enormous low-income residences are in need of millions and millions of dollars of repair work. Why are they still standing at all?

The Problem With the Police Response to the Waco Shootout

Why were the strategies used by police leading up to a biker-gang battle in Waco and the recent unrest in Baltimore so different?

Can Regenerative Design Save the Planet?

A Vancouver building illustrates how architecture can make an active, positive contribution to the environment.

One Artist's Vivid Distortions of Google Earth Images

The Ultradistancia project drenches well-known landscapes with new colors.

The Economy for Young People Is Still Terrible

The era of the overeducated barista is here to stay. College graduates are still spending more and more years (and money) to get worse and worse entry-level jobs.

The 20 Most Mosquito-Plagued U.S. Cities

Tips for getting through the summer without scratching your skin off.

How Cities and Counties Are Taking the Lead on Child Care

Absent federal action, local jurisdictions are increasingly looking for ways to help working parents.

Why Your Subway Is Delayed, Explained as an 8-Bit Video Game

New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority released this stylized video as part of an initiative to reduce delays.

Mega-Events Are a Disease

Seven reasons they’re so terrible for cities.