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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.

How Pocket Green Space Can Transform a State Capital

A look at Hartford, Connecticut.

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.

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.

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.

Battle Cry for the Bodega

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

More Losers Than Winners in America's New Economic Geography

It appears that talent clustering provides little in the way of trickle-down benefits to service and blue-collar workers.

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

The Graffiti Artist Trying to Tag Every Surface in New York City

"I like good vandalism but you gotta know where to put it -- that's key."

Water Overwhelms a Saudi Arabian Town

Veritable rivers gushed down streets and into homes.

Why India's Obsession With 'Getting Things Done' Should Matter to Urban Planners

Skirting the rules to get a problem fixed runs deep in India's culture. Does it make it difficult to nurture law-and-order institutions?

5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood's Lead

The head of the DOT announced today that he's stepping down. He leaves behind an agency in dramatic transition.

It's Not Easy Being a Transit Advocate in Atlanta

How do you improve congestion when there's zero political will to raise money to fix it?

Check Out This Crazy Flooding in Montreal

A broken water main unleashed a torrent.

Congress Passed the Sandy Aid Bill ... Now What?

Wrangling over the funds will have a big impact on recovery.

Mapping the Almost-Real City

Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.

Detroit's Property Tax Black Hole, in Map Form

An unusual map shows the city's still struggling with a foreclosure rate of epic proportions.

When Travel Writing Goes Wrong: London's 'City of Villages,' in Formal Wear

Even British writing on London isn't exactly a cliché-free zone.