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Silicon Valley Can't Get Transit Right

Less than 1 percent of Santa Clara County residents ride VTA light rail, and taxpayers subsidize 85 percent of the operating costs.

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How Economic Segregation Spreads Crime Like a Virus

Integration is the best way to make our cities safer.

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A Sanitized Version of Urban Life in Guatemala's Capital

Critics worry Paseo Cayalá is a high-end refuge that will allow the wealthy to ignore the rest of the city.

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Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

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Diversity in the 113th Congress Looks Pathetic When You Plot It On a Map

Race and gender ratios in the U.S. House: Still terrible.

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Overdue Convenience of the Day: City Hall as Food Truck

In Boston, that pesky paperwork you're supposed to fill out comes to you.

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A 'Red Wave' Dust Storm Strikes Australia

As if they didn't have enough to worry about.

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What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

And other lessons in urbanism from the South American capital.

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Should Hybrid and Electric Cars Have to Sound Like Regular Cars?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided that they do.

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Why Cruises Start and Stop Where They Do

What it takes to become a port city of a major cruise line.

The Best Aerial Panorama of Manhattan We've Ever Seen

A photographer shot New York City from a helicopter, then stitched together this awesome image.

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A Growing Divide in Urban Gun Violence

Homicides were down dramatically in some U.S. cities in 2012, but up in others.

Knocking Down Huge Buildings Quietly, Floor by Floor

A Japanese construction company turns demolition into energy using something it calls a "big hat."

Unless You Live in Takoma Park, Beverly Hills, or Reno, You're Probably Going to Get the Flu

Google knows.

San Francisco: 'Brooklyn to an As-Yet-Unbuilt Manhattan?'

If Silicon Valley wants to remain the world's high-tech capital, it may need to reform itself into an urban wonderland.

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Bike Accessory of the Day: The Hotel Bell

Are you signaling a turn or calling the concierge?

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Why Virginia's Governor Wants to Tax Prius Drivers

The plan isn't as crazy as it sounds. It's just bad policy.

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The Best U.S. Cities for Losing Weight

The metros that offer you the best chance of shedding those extra pounds.

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When Cracked Sidewalks Become Art

St. Etienne's Oakoak finds inspiration in crumbling infrastructure.