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REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The Big Cities of a Child's Imagination

Recollections of what the wider urban world seemed like as a kid growing up in a small Southern city

REUTERS/John Gress

The Joy of Parking in Chicago

In a global survey of 20 cities, finding a spot ranks toughest in New Delhi, easiest in the Windy City

Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

Why Does California's Central Valley Have Such Bad Air Pollution?

The farming communities of the Central Valley breathe some of the worst air in the nation

Courtesy Elemental Monterrey

Customizing Affordable Housing in Mexico

Chilean architecture firm Elemental offers residents more by doing less

Courtesy of the Community Design Collaborative

Redeveloping Former Industrial Sites Doesn't Mean Giving Up on Industry

Brownfield projects in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toledo aim to reimagine what manufacturing means in America

Place Pulse

Can You Tell if a Street is Safe Just By Looking?

Comparing images of cities and neighborhoods to gather data on perceptions of place

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle to Maintain Mass Transit

The last thing we need right now is to make it harder for people to get to work

Reuters/Kim Kyung Hoon

The Future of GPS Data in Smarter Planning

Researchers in Beijing are working with taxi drivers to identify the sources, not just the locations, of congestion

Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

America's Housing Stock Mismatch

As household sizes continue to fall, the size of our homes keeps getting bigger

The Best Little Tiny Radio Show About Design

A chat with '99% Invisible' host Roman Mars

Ho New / Reuters

The 'Fake' Cities of Syria's Unrest

Syrian television alleges the country's uprisings are taking place in cinematic replicas of its cities

REUTERS/Phil Noble

America's Great Dental Divide

How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in

Carlos Barria / Reuters

WHO: Iran, South Asia Ranked Worst in Urban Air Pollution

Air quality continues a downward slide worldwide, according to the World Health Organization

Brian Snyder / Reuters

How to Keep High-Speed Rail Alive

Amid disappearing funding, a new report looks at how high-speed rail can still happen in the U.S.

Flickr user gsgeorge, licensed under Creative Commons

Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress

Courtesy Oregon Sustainability Center

Portland Commits to the World's Greenest Office Building

The Oregon Sustainability Center seeks to become America’s first project to meet the Living Building Challenge

Reuters/Tony Melville

One Downside to Bicycle Commuting: Biker's Lung

London bike commuters found to breathe in more soot than pedestrians

Reuters/Kimberly White

The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working