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Isn't Every City Prettier in the Fall?

Photos of beautiful autumnal scenes from around the world.

Seeing New York City Simultaneously at Night and Day

It might take a minute to figure out that something's wrong with this short film.

Lessons From a Reinvented Military Base

The story of how this urban asset was re-purposed holds truths for cities engaged in similar transformations.

What's the True Cost of Incorporation?

Texas master-planned community The Woodlands still isn't interested in becoming a city, and they have a strong case.

Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

What Really Happens When a City Makes Its Transit System Free?

Turns out there is such a thing as a free ride.

Trailer of the Day: The Central Park Five

Revisiting a miscarriage of justice.

What Not to Wear in Cocoa Beach, Florida: This Week in Bans

A "wholesome" beach community outlaws saggy pants, Rome goes to war with messy eaters and other banning news.

Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck

For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.

What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.

Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.

Laugh Along With Mexico's 800 Clowns

The annual Clown Congress meets this week.

Somebody's Watching You: A Style Surveillance Project in Brooklyn

"Our camera does not discriminate."

The 8 Most Interesting Ideas to Revolutionize Urban Farms

These vertical spaces could change how we grow.

The Best Cities for Green Commuters

Which areas have the most bikers, the most walkers, and the most public transit riders?

'Everybody Is Resistant to Change'

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why he'll win you over on sodas, and everything else, in the end.

Passive-Aggressive Notes via Wi-Fi Network Names

A semi-anonymous way of broadcasting how you feel.

This Bird Migrated Into a Skyscraper

Meet the Chicagoans who rescued it (and hundreds others) in what may be the most depressing job in the city.

A Wild Ride Down India's First Bike Lane

In Bangalore, the infrastructure is there. Teaching cyclists (and drivers) how to use it is another matter entirely.