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The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

Fears of a Tight Fit for Brooklyn's Arena

Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

In Santa Monica, a Sculpture That Aims to Change the Weather

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's "Weather Field" installation is designed to create a "microclimate" in the air.

Video of the Day: Virtual Tiger Prowls the City

This street art puts a new twist on the phrase "urban jungle."

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.

See Chicago Coated in Neon Blues and Greens

The city's largest public art project opened this week.

A Guide to Copenhagen From the Future

Imagining a guidebook for the city in 2025.

What Peace Looks Like to Sana'a's Graffiti Artists

A new initiative encourages young people to paint for peace.

The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover

Witness the evolution of NYC's billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.

The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact. 

Which City Might Try to Ban Huge Sodas Next?

Deductive reasoning says Seattleites should drink 'em while they got 'em.

A Crime Most Slippery: Grease Thieves Plague the Restaurant Industry

Step aside, copper thieves. There's a new weirdly brazen criminal in town.

Dead Pipe Dream of the Day: Syracuse's 'Destiny USA'

It's surely just as well.

Cash Still Needed to Turn S.F.'s Bay Bridge Into a Giant, Glimmering Lite-Brite

Artist Leo Villereal is still hoping to outfit the iconic span with a carpet of white lights that's 1.5 miles long.