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10 Brilliant Pieces of Bike Infrastructure

Super-highways, car-shaped holding pens, and more.

Our Awkward Housing Recovery

Some good and bad news from a new report on the state of the nation's housing.

Watch Out, EasyJet: Europe's Newer, Faster Trains Are Gunning For You

European rail travel is often more expensive and harder to book than cheap, no-frills plane tickets. But that's about to change.

Survey of the Day: Younger Americans Want Great Library Programs and Spaces More Than E-Books

How the future of the country sees the future of of public libraries.

Chicago's Stanley Cup Celebrations Got a Little Nuts

Among the alleged fan transgressions: throwing beer bottles and cans at police horses.

As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.

The Architecture of Electrical Power, Then and Now

Dazzling power structures both old and new, photographed by an expert.

The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

A major new property-rights decision could "work a revolution in land-use law."

Live Coverage of the President's Big Climate Change Announcement

What the nation's first wide-ranging strategy for tackling climate change will look like.

How Gaudí's Reputation Was Rehabbed

Taking stock of the once-forgotten architect's surrealist legacy on his 161st birthday.

Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.

It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets

Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.

Are These America's Brainiest Cities?

Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.

Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

Say Hello to Solar-Paneled Clothing That Charges Your Phone

This "Wearable Solar" clothing allegedly can restore half of a phone's power when worn in bright sunlight.

New York's Double Standard on NIMBYism

A tale of two transit projects: Citi Bike vs. the 2nd Avenue subway.

Can San Jose Really Sue Its Way to a Major League Baseball Team?

The city has filed a lawsuit against MLB for stalling the A's move from Oakland. But there's surely a non-litigious deal to be made here.

Bizarre Optical Illusion of the Day: Tram Riders Believe Buildings Are Falling Down

Even when they know they're not.

8 Clever Ideas for Making Government Work Better With Data

Easy-to-use tools to cut through bureaucratic red tape, via the Knight News Challenge.