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Internet Car Start-Ups Look to L.A.'s New Mayor for a Helping Hand

Will Eric Garcetti push for a reconciliation between the regulatory system, the existing industry and the new entrants?

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Fantasy Versions of New York, Continuously Scrambled

Multimedia artist Brian Foo's latest project explores how urban forms shapes our lives.


A Major Moment for Gay Rights

Crowds gathered at San Francisco's City Hall and outside the U.S. Supreme Court to watch and then celebrate today's landmark rulings.


What If You Could Reserve Your Daily Commute Like a Table at a Restaurant?

It's not as crazy as it might sound.

Map: The Most Famous Brand From Every State

The first map we've ever seen showing a Hooters next to Saks.

Green Spaces That Actually Calm the Mind and Body

After 20 years of creating retreats from the stress of urban living, the TKF Foundation has an intuitive sense of what makes them work.


London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics

OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?

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.

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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.

Becker Architekten

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.

Mark Byrnes

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.