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Illustrating a Commute, One Rider at a Time

Artist Steve Wilkin sketches those who ride the 7:38 train in a free newspaper.

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America's Growing Urban Footprint

Census figures show widespread increases in the square mileage of urbanized areas in the U.S.

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Why Twitter Chose Berlin

The city's affordability and edgy culture is helping turn it into a world-class high-tech center.

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The Delicate Politics of Olympic Security

Londoners may be watching their city’s security takeover anxiously, but they can't seem to turn away.

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Are Privatized Public Libraries So Bad?

Many systems end up with more books and longer hours. Why then, does library privatization make so many so uncomfortable?

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Meme Extension of the Day: Xzibit on Parking Lots

A blogger gets creative in his opposition to proposed casino parking.

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Whatever Happened to The Shweeb?

The whimsical plastic people-mover, a blend of monorail and recumbent bicycle, was a big enough idea to attract an investment by Google. So where is it now?

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The Quest to Make Regulatory Reform Work in Seattle

The city's downtown redevelopment may be receiving plaudits, but there's still more work to be done.

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The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

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Postcard From Havana

The city gets gussied up for the Pope.

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How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

Designing a City for the Deaf

A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.

Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.

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Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

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Paul Rudolph and the Challenge of Preserving Modern Architecture

A photographer sets out to capture as many of the architect's remaining buildings as he can, before they're gone.

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Bad Review of the Day: New Haven's Reviled Urban Highway Replacement

The city won a grant to replace its highway with a walkable downtown, but one group raises several concerns about the new plan.

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There Will Be No Public Hangings in This North Dakota Town

The mayor of Medora, Doug Ellison, explains his decision to drop the idea for fake executions.

Everything You Want to Know About the Demolition of Orlando's Amway Arena

Fun facts from Sunday's massive implosion of the O-Rena, erstwhile home to the Magic.