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Laura McPhee

The Multiple Personalities of New York's Gateway National Recreation Area

Photographer Laura McPhee captures the essence of one of the country's most-visited, and most imperiled, national parks

Reuters

Bloomberg's Long War Against Protests

The New York City mayor's decision to clear out Occupy Wall Street is just the latest example of his autocratic leanings

Reuters

Are Road Use Fees Just Too Creepy to Work?

Paying for roads based on usage makes intellectual sense, but so far drivers are unconvinced that tracking their movements would ever be OK

Postcard From Austin

Falling rain, forestalled projects, and a fantasy subway map

Kai Hagen

A Good Use for all Those Empty Suburban Developments

Farmers are reclaiming unused sprawl to grow crops

Christmas Traditions

Missouri Town's Sugar Plum Fairy Fired for 'Naughty' Language

Locals outraged over dismissal of Christmas festival actor

NYCDOT

How Manhattan Sped Up its Buses Without Rapid Transit

The city's select bus service cut down idle time by collecting tickets at stops, rather than on the bus

A Visual History of Civic Seattle

Telling the story of a city through its digitized ephemera

Vanguard Defense Industries

Drones on the Force

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming a hot new tool for police departments

WIkimedia Commons

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Reuters

Why Philadelphia's Restaurant Scene Is So Diverse

The story of Korean food, and what it says about the city's international dining options

Reuters

The Coming Showdown at Occupy Wall Street

Tensions rise as protesters await a judge's decision on whether they can reenter the park

Giampiero Riccio

A Fight to Save One of Latin America's Oldest Neighborhoods

In Panama City, a plan to build a marine viaduct around a colonial-era neighborhood has residents up in arms

Reuters

The Hidden Cost of Farmers' Markets

When locally grown food isn't transported efficiently, it can have a surprisingly big carbon footprint 

Catherine Hyland

Creepy, Abandoned Theme Park on the Outskirts of Beijing

A photographer captures this haunting modern relic, once planned to rival Disneyland

Ingrid Burrington

Mapping 'Missed Connections'

An artist analyzes the geography of New York Craigslist personal ads

Reuters

How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

A Shoe's-Eye View of Moscow

A new short film explores Russia's largest city, looking straight down

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat