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Nate Berg

L.A.'s Bike Lane Blues

After two coats of paint, a new bike lane in Los Angeles is struggling to take hold

Reuters

How the Tea Party Is Upending Urban Planning

Activists have opposed everything from environmental regulations to smart growth. What kind of long-term impact will they have?

Landscape Absurdism: Las Vegas

The Nevada city's craziest urban designs, as seen from space

Flickr/Willem van Bergen

Why Land Use Planning Matters More Than Ever

On its 75th anniversary, the Urban Land Institute looks to the future

Reuters

Relaunch of the Day: Rio de Janiero's Bike Share Program

After a failed first attempt, the city tries again

Reuters

Feds Sue Over Tough Chicago Vacant Buildings Law

Who should be responsible for abandoned homes? Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac say "not us"

Reuters

Fighting Job Sprawl

Placing offices close to public transit is one of the best ways to get drivers off the road

Transportation Agency for Monterey County

5 Small City Transit Projects in Progress

A look at some of the best projects in America's less well-known cities

Flickr/manbeastexraordinaire

Postcard From Accra

The mysterious case of cocaine-turned-sodium bicarbonate and other news

Reuters

Learning to Navigate a City of Smog

How I'm figuring my way around Beijing

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How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

An Emoticon That Measures a City's Happiness

Interactive art installation calibrates the mood of Lindau, Germany

Reuters

Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Reuters

The Challenge of Managing Diversity

Lessons I learned from two communities on opposite sides of the world

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

Chuck Wolfe

Reinventing Cities With Zip Lines

A handful of mountain towns in Italy look to zip lining to bring in tourists and bolster their economy

www.buildabetterburb.org

Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

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Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since