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Who Should Get Their Name on a Bridge?

Queens Councilman Peter Vallone wants to end the trend of naming infrastructure after living people.

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An Experiment Worth Watching: All-Door Bus Boarding in San Francisco

Allowing bus riders to board in the rear as well as the front is common outside the U.S., but few American transit agencies have been willing to try it.

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A Vast Universe of Olympics Ticketing Blunders

Spotty sales, an illegal black market, and corporate favoritism have marred the ticket buying process for this summer's games.

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Singapore Airport Unveils the 'World's Largest Kinetic Art Sculpture'

"Kinetic Rain" is airport art that actually doesn't suck.

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Africa's New Biggest City Is Lagos, Nigeria

The West African metropolis has hit 21 million, surpassing Cairo.

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A Proper Burial, 17 Years Later

A new memorial, opening today, pays tribute to Muslims massacred during the Bosnian War.

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A Cultural Center That Looks a Little Like a Floating Ferris Wheel

The acrobatic structure spirals over an open air performance space in the water.

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Did Olympics Organizers Fail to Plan for London's Rain?

Forecasters warn that this will be the wettest Summer Games ever, and many venues were not designed for dreary weather.

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Too Many Metro Areas Are Still Failing to Connect Workers and Jobs

Most jobs are near mass transit. But actually taking transit to work is out of the question for most Americans.

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The 10 Best Songs About the Subway

Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.

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The Awesome Power of ToolBanks

A simple idea has exponential benefits for cities and communities.

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The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

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When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

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How the Threat of Losing Beer Unites a Community

With 13,000 gallons of beer about to get skunked in a power outage, a Northern Virginia brewery found that it had many, many friends.

Graphic of the Day: Jerusalem's Sound Map

Mapping the city's church bells, sirens, and calls to prayer.

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Was London's Fancy Olympics Media Center Worth It?

The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."

In Houston, a Fire Station's Second Life

A century-old fire house gets remade, pole and all.

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Greetings From a Dam

Why there are so many old postcards of dams.

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Why China Needs More Human-Scale Development

It's time for fast-growing Asian cities to dump the super-block.