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Beth Zeigler

What to Do With a Glut of Reusable Bags

One woman's quest to give away all the extra grocery bags she's collected

Everyblock/Willjam

Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look

NFB/Interactive

'One Millionth Tower': A Virtual Document of Highrise Life

More than a billion people live highrises, but many are now falling into disrepair. A new interactive film project looks at how residents can work together to improve them

Kieran Doherty / Reuters

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

Flickr/Drew Geraets

Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

Weekend Roundup: Maps, Maps, Maps

The Atlantic Cities' best stories of the week

Prelinger Archives

1930s Film on Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Ever wonder what it took to build the Bay Bridge? This 1936 film produced by U.S. Steel celebrates the engineering of the structure

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

Subway Internet Access Is on the Rise, Except in America

U.S. ranks second to last in new survey of which metros offer online access

Flickr user: stannate

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Reuters

Your Commute is Slowly Killing You

Poor sleep, high stress and low energy are just some of the negative health outcomes linked to lengthy rides to work

Flickr/Sam Anvari

Why I Love My City: Azadeh Moaveni on Tehran

Despite its reputation, Iran's capital city holds secret charms

Courtesy Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta Beltline: the Best Sustainabilty Project in America?

The plan offers an innovative vision for combining parks and transit

Reuters

How the Telecom Lobby is Killing Municipal Broadband

Companies like Comcast are spending big bucks to prevent competition from local governments

Reuters

How Can Cities Encourage Residents to Live More Sustainably?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

NASA / Reuters

The Search for Extraterrestrial City Life

Astrophysicists suggest looking for the shimmering light of cities on far off planets

Nest

Engineering the iPod of Thermostats

Former Apple designers tackle one of the most frustrating household gadgets of all

Reuters

How NYC Fast Food Chains Are Doing Since the Recession

Which chains are expanding, and which have the most stores?

Courtesy Galina Tachieva

The Unbearable Cost of Sprawl

How planners can correct some of the worst excesses of the exurbs

Hazir Reka / Reuters

An Oil Company Buys Out an Entire ZIP Code

One Detroit refinery's unusual approach to reducing negative health effects