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Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
A Philadelphia man cruises around with his cat on his shoulder.
The green is only a second long.
These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.
The "Frankenstorm" approaches.
China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.
Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.
The mapping service's sherpas are on the trail, backpack topped with the camera orb in tow.
Transit consultant Jarrett Walker explains how a network built on connections will benefit Auckland, New Zealand.
Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.
It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.
The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.
Texas master-planned community The Woodlands still isn't interested in becoming a city, and they have a strong case.
Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.
Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.
Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.
A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.
For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.