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Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How

Seattle tests a code that would allow architects to decide how to best reduce energy waste

Reuters

The Evolving Fence at the U.S.-Mexico Border

New style of fencing adds to securitized boundary

Postcard From Milan

Fashion show fights and a new hotel by fashion designer Giorgio Armani

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

Reuters

BART's Gamble on Safety Over Cell Phones

New policy outlines when the San Francisco transit agency can interrupt wireless service in underground stations

Reuters

The Transportation Planning Rule Every City Should Reform

A longstanding convention about how to measure congestion is being challenged in transit-first San Francisco

Reuters

Stat of the Day: Art Basel by the Numbers

Attendance records and income reports from America's largest art show

Reuters

Who Should Pay for Aging Water Infrastructure?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix

Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

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Chicago Asks Students to Help It Be More Transparent

A new Northwestern course starting in January tasks undergraduates with shining a light on city government

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Consultants Imagine an Eiffel Tower Covered in Trees

The group wants to install greenery weighing 400 tons, along with an irrigation system

Postcard From Chicago

Tow truckers stealing cars and a fight over the gay pride parade route

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The Uncomfortable Relationship Between Bikes and Red Lights

Study finds that Portland cyclists regularly run reds

University Park Alliance

Building Community Around Downtown Jobs

An ambitious plan takes shape to revive downtown Akron

Snøhetta

A Bold Expansion for SFMOMA

Snøhetta's design will at last give San Francisco the museum it deserves

Blueseed

A Floating Silicon Valley for Techies Without Green Cards

A new business wants to provide immigrants a home off the cost of California

Reuters

Chart of the Day: For Pedestrians, November Is the Cruelest Month

A data expert in Toronto charts the most dangerous days for walkers

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New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park