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Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.

Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

200 riders peddled from New York to Washington on the annual Climate Ride.

Infrastructure, Tourism and Taxes: The Proposed New Orleans 'Hospitality Zone'

New Orleans wants to tax its tourist areas, but can't agree on how.

Mapping a Lifetime of Health Risks

How does where we live affect our health? An expert tries to quantify it.

Instead of Lamenting the Urban Heat Island Effect, Why Don’t We Harness It?

Researchers are already at work turning toasty asphalt into energy cities can actually use.

Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

Portfolio of the Week: Detroit's M1/DTW

An interview with architect Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW, who uses Detroit's history and resources to create better designs.

Recycling Old Furniture by Coating It With Black Goop

Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."

Students Punished for Riding Bikes to School in Michigan

Kenowa Hills parents have reacted strongly against a high school principal's decision to suspend 64 seniors for holding a "bike parade."

Election Day in Cairo

A city celebrates its first free election in 30 years.

Out of Old Typeface, a City Is Born

Amazing pictures of an artist's handcrafted city.

What Will New York City's Bike Share Program Mean for Rider Safety?

Bike lanes could keep accident rates low, even without helmets.

Airports and the Wealth of Cities

Airports play a considerable role in economic development, and the most important cargo they move is people.

The Best City Parks Systems in America

A new ParkScore metric from the Trust for Public Land names San Francisco and Sacramento the nation's best.

The Fuzzy Future of London's Olympic Stadium

The city's search for a post-games stadium occupant has been disappointingly fruitless so far.

Video of the Day: Birds-Eye London

A Mary Poppins-esque view of the city.

How to Avoid the Worst Traffic Jams in the Most Congested U.S. Cities

Stay away from these roadways, especially on Friday evening.

Useless and Defunct City Objects Should Be Called... 'Thomassons'

That's the word that Japanese artist Genpei Akasegawa has assigned to doors leading nowhere and driveways blocked by fences.

Scenes From the World's Tallest Tower

The Skytree debuts in Tokyo.