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Is Bicycle Commuting Really Catching On? And if So, Where?

A survey of 55 major U.S. cities shows big gains in many places, but plenty of regional variation

University of Colorado

America's 20 Most Economically Vibrant College Towns

With better jobs markets and high levels of state funding, these U.S. cities offer a lot more than just a place to go to school

Reuters/Mike Segar

Mayor of the World: How Bloomberg Flexes New York's Diplomatic Muscle

Cities, not countries, are increasingly where the foreign policy action is

Courtesy Marmol Radziner

Trailer Parks as Models for Affordable Housing

Santa Monica's new breed of mobile homes are stylish and sustainable

Public Art, Sold to the Highest Bidder

Auctioning off under-appreciated public art on eBay opens the door for fresh work

Urban Brownfield Cleanup's Big Benefits

Redeveloping old industrial sites in cities not only reduces contamination, it also helps further smart growth

A worker at the General Motors Cruze assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio. (Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk)

Signs of Recovery in the Great Lakes

Manufacturing job growth rates in the region are looking up, but there's still a long way to go

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The Metro-covery and the Limits of Growth Without Growth

Productivity, not population, is the key metric

The George Washington Bridge is seen as it crosses into New Jersey in New York. (Reuters/Lucas Jackson)

NYC Toll Hike May Push Commuters onto Mass Transit

New rates go into effect despite uproar from drivers and AAA

Courtesy Jonathan Maus, BikePortland.org

Bike Lane Backlash, Even in Portland

The gentrification vs. bicycle infrastructure debate in one of the country's most bike-friendly cities

Still from 'Sub City Paris,' by Sarah Klein and Tom Mason

Sub City: If Only All Commutes Were This Serene

A pair of New York-based filmmakers marvel in, and just above, the underground

Courtesy Altair

Building a Better Bus

A Michigan-based engineering firm plans to unveil a new kind of hybrid bus that's both greener and cheaper

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The Economics of Saving Independent Businesses

Everyone loves the idea of the neighborhood book store, but signing petitions isn't going to keep them open

REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

New Country, New Capital, New Problems

South Sudan's initial plans for a capital city are cause for concern

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport

Aerotropolis Ambitions Falter in St. Louis

Tax credits aimed at building a shipping hub slowly disintegrate in legislature

Contemporary Paris and the Nazi occupation of 1940, overlapped with WhatWasThere.com

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

Courtesy California High-Speed Rail Authority

The Future of California's High-Speed Rail Is in Private Sector Hands

With cost estimates rising, a commitment of additional state funds for high-speed rail seems all but impossible

Jennifer Esperanza, Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation

How Art, Culture, and Community Drove Transit Oriented Development in Santa Fe

Little about The Railyard resembles how TOD takes place in most cities

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Newcastle, Australia, City Council Wants to Fire Themselves

A years-long controversy over fig trees is wearing away at some local officials