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National Endowment for the Arts

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts helps towns build their "brand" and develop innovating programing.

Reuters

3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

Quality service isn't enough -- systems need to create an "emotional" draw, some experts argue.

This Is What the Typical American Home Looks Like Now

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and central air.

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Are Some Cities Built to Encourage Drunk Driving?

A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.

Watch the New East Span of S.F.'s Bay Bridge Go Up in 2 Minutes

This could be the last time you see the San Francisco — Oakland Bay Bridge not mired in godawful traffic.

Courtesy of Jeff Speck

Toward the Walkable City

Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.

Reuters

Gentrification and Its Discontents: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Reuters

Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Jose Canseco

Yes, that Jose Canseco.

Is This the World's Oldest Dash Cam Video?

Incredible footage from the 1920s shows New York's traffic has always been a problem (especially when you're rushing to put out a fire).

Rooftop Farms: A 'Burgeoning' Trend in Chinese Cities

Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.

Reuters

How Google Street View Could Help Post-Sandy Staten Island

Residents worry the photos will hurt property values. But the site could raise the kind of awareness the "forgotten borough" will need as it rebuilds.

Reuters

Homeless Guides Highlight a Part of Prague Most Tourists Never See

Rather than castles and squares, guides offer personal anecdotes of what it's like to live on the streets.

Fala/Filipe Paixão

Why Would Anyone Want to Cover Marrakech's Beloved Open-Air Market in Concrete?

Proof that any project can garner accolades if it's eccentric enough.

BLVD

The Case for Walkability as an Economic Development Tool

A retrofit in suburban Lancaster, California, shows us the many benefits of street redesigns.

The Hunt for Unbuilt Los Angeles

An upcoming exhibit reveals the L.A. that might have been.

Christopher Moloney/Filmography

Movie Scenes of the Past in Real Life New York

Christopher Moloney photographs screen-grabbed movie stills against the city landscape.

Sean Gardner/Reuters

Football's Most Fanatical Cities

How do pro fans stack up against those who favor the college game on a city-by-city basis?

Brett Carlsen

Flint Local 432 and the Remarkable Power of a Great Music Venue

Flint, Michigan's premiere DIY mecca has closed and reopened more than once. There's a lesson in its history.

ZGF Architects

A Hopeful 'Crossroads' for Portland

Plans for the city's last remaining major parcel, the Zidell Yards, could be shaping up into a dream project.