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Cars and Houses Will Save the American Economy

Unless Washington gets in the way.

How Locavores Are Killing Manhattan's Food Scene and Stealing Its Chefs

The city's top cooks are leaving for greener, less expensive pastures.

The Era of Pay-Per-Mile Driving Has Begun

Oregon just reinvented the gas tax.

In an Alternate Universe, America's Highways Are Paved in Rubber

Faced with crumbling roads, a crack team of researchers proposed a bold rejiggering of asphalt.

Here's Something We All Can Believe In: The 'Church of Beer'

Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.

Your Sedentary Lifestyle Is Turning You Into a Nervous Wreck

But there's an obvious fix.

Prepare to Waste Your Day With This Fascinating City Comparison Tool

Metros across the world don't speak the same language. But maps can.

Vaguely Creepy Interactive Maps of the Day: Spying on Europe's Smart Cities

What would you do if you had access to all available centralized data?

Sydney's Sad Monorail Only Became Popular As It Was Shutting Down For Good

In its final weekend, ridership was up more than 200 percent. 

The Earthquake-Damaged Washington Monument Looks Really Snazzy at Night Now

An illumination project for America's most famous obelisk.

What Does a Comptroller Actually Do?

Could Eliot Spitzer really reinvent the job?

The Connection Between Venture Capital and Diverse, Dense Communities

Start-up activity today is associated with more talent-driven, more innovative metros.

You Won't Be Able to Stop Staring at This Wild, Perspective-Bending Street Art

Walk high above the mountains without ever leaving the ground.

Is Civic Virtue Universal?

Not all cultures agree on what it means to be generous.

A Love Letter to the Fog of San Francisco

Clouds, more beautiful than you've ever seen them before.

A Chinese City Is Asking Private Companies to Pay Public Sector Salaries

Because it's broke.

New York Takes Aim at Terrorism With Odorless Gas Release in Subway

There was more gas than usual on the New York City subway system Tuesday morning, if that's even possible.

Streaming Fake Ambient Coffee Shop Noise Is Big in Seoul

Coffitivity lets you listen to the supposedly creativity-boosting buzz of the local coffee haunt in your home or office.

Love in a Time of Public Transportation

Prague is unveiling subway cars for singles. Is this something people really want?