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Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

Berlin's Invisible Gentrifiers

The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.

Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

Using BRT as a Transit Band-Aid

As Istanbul awaits the completion of its trunk subway line, the Metrobus has performed admirably.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

90-Foot Bus of the Day: the Fraunhofer IVI Auto Tram

I can't believe it's not a tram!

A Continental Network to Monitor How We're Trashing the Environment

New nationwide observatory will track how climate change and land use affect ecosystems.

Avoid Airline Fees With This Wearable Luggage

But you'll still look like an idiot.

Pimp Your Block With Civic Bling

Need ideas for how to better your neighborhood? We've got 'em right here.

Burning Man, in Pictures

Scenes from the desert art festival.

These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

How California's Carbon Market Will Work

This week, over 100 businesses got their first taste of GHG cap-and-trade.

The Surprising Bliss of Tour Guiding in Your Own City

When you take the time to show off your hometown, chances are you'll discover something new to love yourself.