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Imagining the World's Iconic Buildings All in One Skyline

An artist's impossible city borrows landmarks from eight major cities, including New York, Chicago, London, Shanghai, and Taipei.

Why Does This Canadian Bridge Keep Trying to Kill People?

The widest bridge in the world, the Vancouver-area Port Mann span, is failing its debut in a spectacular fashion.

Video of the Day: A Year of Fighting Fires in Detroit

In Highland Park, Michigan, a fireman records his work.

Steubenville's Long History of Police Corruption

This 70-year track record of machine politics and lies helps explain why so few people trust the police.

Riots in Belfast After City Council Votes to Lower Union Jack

Tensions are never far beneath the surface in Ulster.

'My Brooklyn' Tells a Story of Gentrification and Loss

The documentary takes aim at developers and city officials who smilingly insist that "change is good."

Tehran's Air Pollution Is Killing Thousands

And air quality is only getting worse.

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

The National Endowment for the Arts helps towns build their "brand" and develop innovating programing.

3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

Quality service isn't enough -- systems need to create an "emotional" draw, some experts argue.

This Is What the Typical American Home Looks Like Now

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and central air.

Are Some Cities Built to Encourage Drunk Driving?

A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.

Watch the New East Span of S.F.'s Bay Bridge Go Up in 2 Minutes

This could be the last time you see the San Francisco — Oakland Bay Bridge not mired in godawful traffic.

Toward the Walkable City

Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.

Gentrification and Its Discontents: 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.

Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Jose Canseco

Yes, that Jose Canseco.

Is This the World's Oldest Dash Cam Video?

Incredible footage from the 1920s shows New York's traffic has always been a problem (especially when you're rushing to put out a fire).

Rooftop Farms: A 'Burgeoning' Trend in Chinese Cities

Two activists talk about creating leafy green escapes among the high rises of Beijing and Hong Kong.

How Google Street View Could Help Post-Sandy Staten Island

Residents worry the photos will hurt property values. But the site could raise the kind of awareness the "forgotten borough" will need as it rebuilds.

Homeless Guides Highlight a Part of Prague Most Tourists Never See

Rather than castles and squares, guides offer personal anecdotes of what it's like to live on the streets.