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Goody Clancy

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

Nate Berg

Exit Interview: Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s Ousted Planning Director

A look back at 6 years guiding one of the world’s most livable cities.

Reuters

Why America Keeps Getting More Conservative

The country's conservative drift is only deepening.

Reuters

Can Rail Beef Up South Africa’s Economy?

The president hopes to build transportation capacity to aid the crucial mining sector.

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D.C. Looks to the Past to Fix Its Zoning Code

After a four-year rewrite process, the District of Columbia's proposed new zoning harkens back to before the 1950s.

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.

University of Sydney

World's Oldest Known Underwater City Gets a 3-D Makeover

Divers used a robotic optics system to create a photorealistic reconstruction of Pavlopetri, an ancient trading post off the coast of Greece.

Sickweather.com

Mapping America's Illnesses, in Near Real-Time

Twitter reports of coughing, upset stomachs and, er, "man flu" all pop up on SickWeather.com's disease map.

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10 Super Strange Tourism Videos

From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).

Reuters

The Fight for the Minnesota Vikings

Minneapolis and a nearby suburb are trying to woo the team with competing stadium projects.

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In Toronto, a Major Victory for Light Rail

The city council just defeated an effort to build subways out of the city. What's next?

Postcard From Cologne

Locks for love.

How To Make a Building Restoration Into a Hot Spot

A temporary facade at Rotterdam’s central administrative office includes a vertical garden, two basketball courts and street furniture.

Reuters

Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

Reuters

The Secret to a Successful Urban Stadium

The Super Bowl proved just how walkable Indianapolis' stadium scene is.

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Should Public Trees Bear Fruit?

San Francisco's "Guerilla Grafters" are transforming the city's trees into bootleg fruit producers, much to the chagrin of officials.

Reuters

Canada Shifts West

New census figures show population dominance moving away from the east.

Reuters

Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

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Why In-Town Big Box Stores Might Not Be As Awful As You Think

There's evidence the presence of a big box store in the city center helps reduce the amount most people drive.