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Traveling This Holiday? Here's What the Roads (and Airways) Look Like

43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles between Wednesday and Monday.

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A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

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Is Cory Booker's Star Fading?

An attempted power grab nearly started a riot at the Newark City Council meeting.

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The World's Leading Cities for Start-Ups

The top 20 global leaders in the tech boom.

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Building Cities for the Families of Today

American families look a lot different than they did 50 years ago. Here's how we can build the housing and transportation they need.

Reuters

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation

Some unsolicited thoughts for the president as he replaces Ray LaHood.

Poverty Is Not Just a Problem for Single Parents

Half of poor parents raising kids under 18 are now married, a rate that has grown almost 50 percent since 2000.

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Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?

Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.

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Could All Old Pay Phones One Day Become Public Smart Phones?

250 LED "SmartScreens" are heading to New York's underused booths.

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'Drivelapse' of the Day: Route 66 in 3 Minutes

Brian DeFrees captures the big and small spots along the highway.

What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

CARE for Sandy

Restoring Sandy-Damaged Photos, for Free

The storm ruined scores of images. But one organization wants to help bring some back to life.

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Incredible Sculptures Made From Bike Parts

It's astonishing to see what somebody can conjure from the leavings on a fix-it shop's floor.

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The Wonder of Moving Things From Place to Place

The often miraculous ways we get our stuff (and ourselves) from one spot to another.

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Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

Rob Pegoraro

Amtrak's New App: Does It Actually Make Travel Easier?

You can buy and cancel your ticket with ease, but the railroad needs to upgrade more of its features.

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An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

New research suggests people drive more after transit is targeted, even though the choice actually elevates their safety risk.

Kaid Benfield

A New Policy That Incentivizes Walkable Neighborhoods

Massachusetts pushes diverse, dense zoning.

Visualizing a City's Prodigious Carbon Emissions

This simulation shows one-ton blobs of carbon dioxide rising from the street in giant blue spheres.