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The High-Tech Way to Avoid Long Lines

Check foot traffic in real time before you head out the door.

3 Traits Shared by New York's Most Walkable Streets

Can you say, street-level windows?

Boston's Mayor Nixes the U.S. Olympic Bid Contract

By refusing to sign a contract to guarantee the costs of hosting the games, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh may have put an end to the U.S. bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Yes, It's Possible to Make a Living Crafting Balloon Animals

Lea Winfield is no clown.

The Keys to Designing Cities With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

Reduce urban sprawl, for one thing.

The World’s Leading Startup Cities

Challengers to Silicon Valley include New York, L.A., Boston, Tel Aviv, and London.

San Francisco Is Testing Pee-Repelling Walls

The city wants to curb public urination with paint that splashes back urine.

How Was Your Weekend? The Answer Depends on Your Workplace

Your social experience during the workweek can almost fully explain your emotional state over the weekend, a new study finds.

How Russia Secretly Mapped the World: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

The Uphill Battle to Get Solar Into D.C.'s Low-Income Households

Earlier this month, President Obama held up the city as model for bringing solar power to low-income families. He might have spoken a bit too soon.

All of Seattle's Development Projects in One Map

An interactive tool just released by the city is a step toward transparency as building continues to boom.

L.A.'s Most Ambitious Walking Tour

Who says no one walks in L.A.?

Mapping Chicago's 'Million Dollar Blocks'

The costs of incarceration are concentrated in low-income, predominantly black communities in the city.

I Like the Bus

There’s something to be said for taking the long way home.

Everyone Has the Right to Mouth Off to Cops

U.S. courts have made this clear again and again and again.

The Murky Etiquette of Ride-Hailing Services

Lyft and Uber are somewhere in between cruising with your pals and a chauffeur. How do you navigate the social norms of the on-demand driving economy?

'I Was Almost Another Dead Black Male'

In a StoryCorps animation, Alex Landau recalls his harrowing experience being pulled over by Denver police.

New York Stores: Stop Pumping Frigid Air Onto the Sidewalks

Wasted air conditioning has major environmental impacts and can make consumers hotter and more miserable.

Bees in Massachusetts Are Riddled With Pesticides

Their pollen and honey contain substances linked to Colony Collapse Disorder.