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Urban Forest of the Day: An L.A. Billboard Made of Bamboo

It'll come complete with a hydration system, climate monitors, and a Wifi connection to make that data available to the public.

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Top 10 Small U.S. Cities Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

The rise in core city populations isn't only happening in large metros.

U.S. DOT

Ray LaHood Answers Atlantic Cities Reader Questions

Find out exactly why LaHood believes "safety" is the number one transportation accomplishment of the first four years of President Obama's administration.

Reuters

Christmas Time Is Here

A round-up of holiday cheer from around the world.

Will Venice Finally Get Its First Skyscraper?

And will it look like a giant glass skirt out of the Jetsons?

Courtesy of Ball State University

How a School Project Saved Muncie's Historic Neighborhoods

Students and professors at Ball State University fought to preserve the city's many historically significant buildings.

Kacper Pempel/Reuters

European Soccer Has Reorganized Around Cities, and It Could Be Awesome

Europe's 2020 soccer championship will, for the first time, not be awarded to any particular set of countries.

Reuters

The BRICS Cities Sprouting Multimillionaires the Fastest

Some of the world’s fastest-growing pockets of wealth are in five cities you may never have heard of.

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Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.

City of Raleigh

Raleigh's Pedestrian Rebound

Recently ranked one of America's most dangerous places for walkers, the city has a new plan to do something about it.

Brad Lyon

Watch This Anxiety-Provoking Simulation of U.S. Births and Deaths

The screams of the newly born and grim silence of the dying is visualized in this statistical tango that's mesmerizing to watch.

Chris Herrin

The Limits of Commissioned Street Art

Graffiti artists were invited to Atlanta to paint. And then they weren't.

Wiley Publishing; Scott Cejka

What It Really Takes to Foster an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Investor Brad Feld thinks cities need to let go of the idea of becoming the next Silicon Valley.

Reuters

India's Optimist

Urban India is not known for its orderliness. But Bish Sanyal says there's reason to be hopeful.

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Stat of the Day: Bicycle Fatalities Rose 8.7 Percent From 2010 to 2011

The vehicle fatality rate dropped, though.

New York Unveils a Gigantic Group Swing

This art installation seats 42, and comes complete with audio, readings and pigeons.

A Hyper-Lapse Music Video of Kaleidoscopic Architecture

Fragments of buildings seem to float and spin in the sky in this mesmerizing clip.

Reuters

Residents Flee Panama's Sinking Islands

The indigenous people of San Blas are forced to relocate, thanks to rising seas and climate change.

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Solo Drivers Say They Benefit From App Communities

"Networked" commuters are reporting a more positive driving experience.