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In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

Nerds crowdsource a sci-fi adventure that imagines the city as a post-apocalyptic wonderland.

Absurd Traffic Obstacle of the Day: The Minneapolis Bike Matador

Ole!

The Secret to D.C.'s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying

Also, high per capita incomes and a booming population.

The Bed Tent: A Solution for Nosy Roommates?

Many city dwellers might not realize they need a bed tent. They're probably correct.

Why Reviewing Brooklyn's New Arena Before It Opened Was Premature

Barclays Center can't be assessed as a standalone building; its impact on the surrounding neighborhood must be taken into account.

Once Again, Carmageddon II Was Practically a Non-Issue

Closing 10 miles of Los Angeles's busiest freeway for a second time was as uneventful as officials hoped.

What Does a City Lose When It Loses Faith in Its Favorite Hobby?

Hockey was once a way of life in this Kazakh city. But times have changed, deflating a once vibrant industry.

Waco's 2012 Cricket Swarm Is Seriously Gross

Texas puts up with these insect invasions every year, but this year's stinky horde is particularly virulent.

The End of Car Ownership (in the Developed World, at Least)

A new carpool company in France is part of the growing trend.

Cures Around the Corner

Street-side treatments around the world.

The Ingredients of 'Complete Communities'

Ideas for gauging our progress toward more equitable, affordable, sustainable, and walkable metros.

Low-Income Housing Can Be Energy Efficient Too

A Boston non-profit is retrofitting the city's affordable housing stock and cutting energy costs by about 20 percent. 

No One Knows How Much Money India's Cities Are Spending

Municipalities in India don’t release a budget. And that's a problem, because they can't get the investments they desperately need.

The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

A Japanese Subway Train Composed of Music

All aboard the Math Homework Express!

Athens Is Still Athens

The portrait of the city as a burnt-out hellscape has little basis in reality.

Bad Cities, Fake Cities, Cities to Be: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Map of the Day: Where Water Bills Have Tripled

The cost of water has risen much more in some places than in others.

A Man-Made, Net-Zero Energy Island Off the Coast of Istanbul

A proposal imagines 300,000 housing units built into six hyper-energy efficient domes.