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Postcard From Eugene

Here, citizens police themselves, at least as far as speeding is concerned.

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The Scourge of 1970s-Era Office Towers

Two Rust Belt cities grapple with architectural obsolescence. 

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

The Most Complicated Border Town in the World

In Baarle-Nassau, pieces of Belgium and the Netherlands sit side-by-side, creating some strange municipal politics.

Nate Berg

The Odd Existence of Point Roberts, Washington

Life in a piece of America tacked on the tip of Canada.

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We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

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A Blueprint for a 21st Century Workforce

The question we need to ask ourselves is, what skills will help workers earn the most?

Street Art City of the Day: Buenos Aires

Photos of the city's lovely, wild graffiti scene.

Can New Urbanists Save Port-au-Prince?

They imagine a historic core filled with low-level buildings and parks. Is this the way to revitalize the devastated city?

Tom Evil

This Week in Bans: Tupelo Takes Aim at Baggy Pants

Also recently banned: Bath salts in Tennessee, prayers in England, and possibly "reckless skateboarding" in Los Angeles.

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In Cleveland, a Historic Building May Be Reborn...as a Parking Lot

Owners hope to add parking spaces inside a former department store.

A Book Shelf for Your Bike

A wooden storage solution for your bike.

Postcard From Vancouver

Looking for the most expensive office space in the world? Look no further than downtown Vancouver.

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The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

HUD's New Sustainability Tool

A new website offers communities practical advice on energy efficiency, transportation alternatives and more.

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The Hidden Cost of Africa's Air Traffic Boom

New routes are springing up across the continent. Is this a good thing for Africans?

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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.