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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

Appalachian Regional Commission

A Voice for Urban Appalachia

The stereotypically rural region has a new online publication embracing its urban side

Reuters

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Reuters

Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

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Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost

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A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music

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Visualizing the Chicago River Reversal

A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat

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State-Sanctioned Grafitti

In Luxembourg, an artist and architect team up on a new home

Reuters

Postcard From Tel Aviv

An artist with a penchant for depicting catastrophic collisions and other news

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Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go

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

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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