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How Michigan Duped Canada Into Buying a New Bridge

Canada agreed to front the money after Tea Party activists voted against paying to replace the aging Ambassador Bridge.

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Are the World's Leading Financial Centers Also Its Leaders in the Arts?

A new study examines whether a city's financial sector affects artistic success.

Sarah Goodyear

A Love Letter to the Delhi Metro

A warm reminder of just how well the international citizenship of public transit translates.

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Are Cell Phones to Blame for Our Boring Public Spaces?

Maybe. Or perhaps it's the other way around.

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Compelling Evidence That Red-Light Cameras Do Make Roads Safer

In this ongoing debate, a new study finds that as red-light cameras go dark, red light running goes up — immediately.

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Bikeshare Stations Don't Have to Be Clunky

A Swiss design firm imagines elegant docking systems that blend into the urban mold.

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Will Ousted Georgian President's Instant City Live On?

Plans to build a city of 500,000 from scratch may not survive after he leaves office.

Worst. Olympic. Slogan. Ever.

Sochi, Russia is "Hot. Wintry. Yours."

The Tragedy of Modern Retirement Communities

When America's first "active" retirement communities opened, average life expectancy was 69.7. Now it's 78.7

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A Look Back at 1951's 'Big Squirt,' California's Improbable Drought Remedy Concept

Why not use a network of cannons to shoot water to parched farms? Oh, right – for lots of reasons.

Map of the Day: New York's Geography of Complaining

Garbage is an issue.

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Indian Trains Will No Longer Dump Human Waste Onto the Tracks

Also, a look at Singapore's intense campaign to reform dag-nasty bathrooms.

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The Terrifying Reality of Europe's Youth Unemployment Crisis, in 1 Chart

In March, youth unemployment hit 50 percent in Greece. Six months later, it's only gotten worse.

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Sustainable Transportation Simply May Require a Top-Down Approach

Mandated planning improves metro area transit patterns, but maybe not enough.

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Smartphones As Bicycle Lights: Still Not Catching On

The latest entrant claims to be more convenient than a standard bike-safety light, but we've got a few concerns.

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Why Losing Google Maps on the iPhone Is a Good Thing

Apple Maps is so flawed it's forcing users to discover even better, city-specific alternatives.

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Thousands of Gandhis March Through India's Streets

Celebrations in time for the former leader's 143rd birthday.

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Can We Recreate the Theater of the Street On Screen?

A marketing campaign's cameras turn a select number of public spaces into stages.

Paying People To Plant Trees

A Chicago group is fighting storm water pollution and heat islands by offering rebates to people who buy trees or rain barrels.