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The Very Mortal Life of City Bus Drivers

The job has long been one of the most stressful and hazardous gigs in town.

Kaid Benfield

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities

On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.

Photo by David Francis

City on the Brink: Charlotte's Recession-Era Unraveling

The U.S. financial meltdown, coupled with a major education crisis, left the city reeling.

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The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.

Henry Grabar

Lessons From the Nation's Biggest Architectural Toy Collection

A 20th century American childhood, all in one room.

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The Case for City-Based Visas

Scholars are floating a new method of immigration sponsorship.

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Video of the Day: Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco

The Scottish trickster takes his bike crazy moves to the Bay.

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Finally, a Motorcycle Powered by Farts

Toilet Tuesday checks in on the always-exciting Japanese bathroom scene.

Shawn Clover

San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

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Who Will Ride This Electric Unicycle?

A Portland company is betting that urban trend-setters will love this one-wheeled wonder.

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Julián Castro's Message: What San Antonio Can Teach Us About Government and Growth

Mayor Julián Castro understands the power of government during economic downturns. Will he address this at the Democratic National Convention?

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Why America Needs More Robotic Parking

Automated garages, long popular in Europe and Asia, could increase parking density in cities.

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Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

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3 Sizes Fit All: Norfolk's Downtown, Urban, and Suburban Designations

Easing revitalization by placing the city's neighborhoods into one of three groups.

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Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

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Berlin's Invisible Gentrifiers

The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.

Melissa Price

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

David Francis

Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?