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The American Worker's Housing Affordability Crisis

Nearly a quarter of working households spend more than 50 percent of their income on housing.

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Madrid's Broken Drinking Fountains Become Shimmering Waterfalls of Light

Two anonymous Spanish artists use light to highlight defects in the urban landscape. At issue here: Madrid's busted-down public fountains.

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What Does a Subway Entrance Say About its City?

A photographic survey of the world's metro gateways.

Postcard From New Orleans

Investigators foil a murder-for-hire and other news.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

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The 20 Characters You'll Meet on Every Neighborhood Email List

The longtime resident, the dog-poop vigilante and 18 other archetypes.

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Your Friendly Neighborhood Indoor Mushroom Farm

Seattle's ever-changing experimental gallery storefront makes the transition from music store to farm.

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BOOM: The Fiery Demolition of Ohio's Fort Steuben Bridge

The 84-year-old structure went down in flames this week, a spectacular implosion caught from multiple camera angles.

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Allegiance of the Day: An Iraqi Border City Offers Support to Syrian Rebels

They're sending money, medical supplies and even a makeshift border patrol.

In Defense of Loitering

Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.

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This Week in Bans: 'Pornographic' Songs Outlawed in Indonesian Cities

Scandalous songs like "Sorry I Got You Pregnant" are banned from radio in Jakarta. Also, a British town restricts sidewalk solicitors; Fruita, Colo., drops its "WTF" tourist campaign; a New York city tells frackers to get drilled.

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What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

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Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

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A Chandelier for Your Parking Lot

An art museum in Louisville gets an absurd DIY urban intervention.

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The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

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The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

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How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles

If the models hold true, L.A. is in store for a double whammy of floods and drinking water shortages.

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The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

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Battered by Foreclosures, Stockton Looks Downtown

New plans focus on adding transit-oriented and infill housing.