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The 66%: America's Growing Underclass

For almost two-thirds of us, the American Dream is a virtual impossibility.

NOAA/NASA

Hurricane Sandy's Track: 10 Million People Could Lose Power

And that's the "conservative estimate," according to a Johns Hopkins engineer.

Reuters

Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

Reuters

A Street Sign Kerfuffle, a Hipster Alliance and More: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Animal Daredevil of the Day: A Cat on a Bike

A Philadelphia man cruises around with his cat on his shoulder.

A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.

Kanner Architects

The World's Least Boring Gas Stations

These gas stations do a better job than most at catching the eye of the weary driver.

National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Sandy: How Bad Is It Looking, Really?

The "Frankenstorm" approaches.

AS + GG

A City Where Everything Is a 15 Minute Walk Away

China's proposed car-free city for 80,000 is intended to become a prototype.

Reuters

A Historic Journey: The Trek to Mecca

Millions of Muslims converge on the Saudi Arabian city.

Google Street View Tackles the Grand Canyon

The mapping service's sherpas are on the trail, backpack topped with the camera orb in tow.

Courtesy of Auckland Transport

The Case for Bus Transfers

Transit consultant Jarrett Walker explains how a network built on connections will benefit Auckland, New Zealand.

David Grant/Flickr

Isn't Every City Prettier in the Fall?

Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.

Philip Stockton

Seeing New York City Simultaneously at Night and Day

It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.

Anthony Flint

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

The Woodlands

What's the True Cost of Incorporation?

Texas master-planned community The Woodlands still isn't interested in becoming a city, and they have a strong case.

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Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

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What Really Happens When a City Makes Its Transit System Free?

Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.

Central Park Five/Florentine Films

Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.