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The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.

Sean Posey

Defending Youngstown: One City's Struggle to Shrink and Flourish

"At some point you need to just turn the picture to the wall and move forward."

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Brooklyn's Hasidim and Playing By New York Rules

Self-organized groups of religious enforcers should not feel free to intimidate community members into silence.

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Is San Francisco Really America's Next Title Town?

Despite the success of this season, the city has a ways to go before joining the superstar ranks of Boston or Green Bay.

Katie Chu

In Search of 'Eldertopia'

Architecture and planning schools are finally focusing on designing homes and communities we can age into.

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Government Absurdity of the Day: Will Britain Sponsor Anti-Britain Ads to Discourage Immigration?

"We've heard France is nice at all times of the year."

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Yep, There's an Underwater Hotel

Dig a night in a luxe stationary submarine? This is the place for you.

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On Second Thought, Maybe Accepting $5 Million to Erect a Statue of a Foreign Dictator's Dad Isn't Such a Great Idea

Mexico City's surreal adventure with Heydar Aliyev.

There Was a Shooting in Phoenix During the Senate's Gun-Violence Hearing

At least 5 people were injured when a gunman opened fire at an office building.

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Europe's Largest Fire Festival Culminates in a Boat Burning Bonanza

Up Helly Aa lights up Scotland.

The Best Time to Look for a House, By State

The weather plays a big role.

An Artist's Ode to How Huge Fixed-Gear Bikes Have Become in Kuala Lumpur

Zoning out to this fixie's psychedelic flickering provides waves of delicious zen.

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Almost No One in the Western U.S. Is Rooting for the Ravens, According to Facebook Data

One more American divide to examine, ahead of Super Bowl XLVII.

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How Pocket Green Space Can Transform a State Capital

A look at Hartford, Connecticut.

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City Life Changes How Our Brains Deal With Distractions

A new study finds that urban minds don't pay as much attention to their surroundings unless they're highly engaging.

More of China's Infrastructure Falls Into the Center of the Earth

A sinkhole in Guangzhou has eaten six shops, a sidewalk and several trees.

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The Separation of Church and Parking

Downtown San Francisco is the latest flashpoint in an ongoing debate over whether cities can still afford to not charge for parking on Sundays.

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The Secret to Harbin's Tourism Success: A Las Vegas-Style Snow Festival

China's northern-most city is dark and freezing most of the time. But it draws crowds with gigantic sculptures, light and ice shows, even tigers.

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Battle Cry for the Bodega

Why the chainification of the corner store is a bigger deal than losing book stores and record stores combined.