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TED

What's Behind the Grumbling Over TED's City 2.0

Why some urbanists are skeptical of the conference innovator's plans to crowdsource the city of the future.

Flickr/John Bracken

Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

In Chicago, the CTA Bus Tracker isn't just a great tool for existing riders — it's actually encouraged new ones.

Reuters

How U.S. Companies Decide Where To Locate Their Chinese Factories

According to a new study, it's not just cheap labor that big tech companies are drawn to.

UHAB

What Happens to a Foreclosed New York Apartment Building?

For one thing, the rats move in.

Reuters

Why Miami's Real Estate is Booming Again

Miami's real estate prices have plummeted from their peak, but remain nearly 38 percent above their 2000 levels.

Reuters

Surprise of the Day: Chicago Won't Host the G-8 Summit

After months of planning, the White House decided to shift the summit to Camp David.

Nate Berg

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

Boa Mistura

Trompe L'oeil in the Slums: São Paulo's 'Floating' Graffiti

Graffiti artists have created words that seem to float several feet above the crooked roadways of a Brazilian favela.

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Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

NASA

40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.

Reuters

Postcard From Hollywood

A roommate fight turns fiery, and more news.

Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Telling a City's Story Through Sound

New efforts to document soundscapes, past and present.

Reuters

Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

TriStar

Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.

Zara Matheson/MPI

The Inequality of American Cities

Mapping inequality across U.S. metros.

Shutterstock

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

Courtesy: MTA

Photos of the Day: Inside New York's 2nd Avenue Subway Construction

The MTA just released new pictures, and they are quite post-apocalyptic.

Bus Roots

Gardens on Top of City Buses: This Would Never Work

Attention, media: Please stop writing about bus-roof gardens as if they could actually exist in real life.