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How to Avoid the Worst Traffic Jams in the Most Congested U.S. Cities

Stay away from these roadways, especially on Friday evening.

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Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

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Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.

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Visualizing a Full Day of Airplane Paths in the U.S.A.

Data wizard Aaron Koblin is intrigued by domestic flight patterns, and after watching this video you will be too.

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Would You Use This Weird Bike Loop?

A new bike club in China makes creative use of its roof.

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Protesters to Chicago: Thank You Very Much

The NATO Summit wraps up, and Chicago returns to normal.

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Will Chinese Investors Build a Chinese Town in Rural Michigan?

Or perhaps the better question is, can they?

Detroit's Creative Potential

The second installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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What a Walkable City Should Look Like

A two-block virtual walk highlights Copenhagen's exceptional urban atmosphere.

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How Will Johannesburg Pay For its $2.5 Billion Highway Upgrade?

Officials planned to use toll revenue, but a court ruled the fees illegal. This leaves the cash-strapped government in a lurch.

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Rethinking Our Cities in the Rebuild Era

In recent years, we've seen an explosion of events and organizations aiming to remake our neighborhoods and our cities.

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The Stingy Cities That Kick In the Least To Social Security

We're looking at you, Manhattan.

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Number of the Day: 418

That's how many new units of housing San Francisco added in 2011, the lowest since 1993.

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Solar Eclipse Scenes From the Cities With the Best View

See what Sunday's fearsome "ring of fire" looked like from around the world.

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When an Earthquake Meets Truly Old Buildings

In northern Italy, a 6.0 magnitude earthquake makes a mess of Renaissance-era structures.

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Monkeying Around on an Insanely High Bridge, in Russia

Russian kids have fun climbing the Bridge to Russky Island, world-record holder for Highest Pylons Ever.

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An Urban Garden for Your Bus Stop

A London gardening project aims to plant food up and down a city bus line.

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Want to Shame a Terrible Parker? There's an App for That

In Russia, an app identifies "parking douches."

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A Weekend Rodeo Commemorates World War I

Some 357 cowboys will compete for $45,000 in prizes at the annual Falkland Stampede.