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Classic Documentary on Public Space Now Available Online

The pioneering 'Social Life of Small Urban Spaces' explores public plazas and their uses

Flickr user Elly Blue, licensed under Creative Commons

Do You Live in an 'Eco Neighborhood'?

The Earth Advantage Institute seeks to recognize communities that go beyond green

Flickr user Tom Mascardo 1 licensed under Creative Commons

Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

Benoit Tessier / Reuters

Paris Launches One-Way Car-Sharing

Autolib offers compact, all-electric vehicles modeled after Velib

Payton Chung

Cutting Car Use at the Neighborhood Level

8 European projects show how design and planning can reduce automobile dependence

Joshua Lott / Reuters

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

Reuters

The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China

Flickr user: brunosan, under a Creative Commons license

The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

When We Were Still Getting Used to Traffic Lights

An archival film from 1937 explains how automatic traffic signals worked in different cities across the country

Gary Lerude

The Economics of Urban Trees

A little greenery can go a long way when it comes to property values

Courtesy Quicksand Potty Project

Tackling the Developing World's Poop Problem

A look at the politics behind India's massive toilet shortage

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Has the Renaissance of Downtowns Been Overhyped?

Detroit's central business district is making a comeback, but nationally, the trend is less clear

Craig Keller/Chicago's I-Go

Car-Sharing for Less

By operating as nonprofits, smaller shared vehicle services are expanding their reach

Brendan McDermid / Reuters

Occupy Wall Street Protest Poses a Public-Private Conundrum

Demonstrators converge on privately owned public space, raising questions about legal rights

Courtesy NY DOT

Times Square Redesign: Less Beach, More 'Blade Runner'

A noirish take on New York's 'heart' from Norwegian firm Snøhetta

2011 Major League Baseball Regular Season: Attendance by Team

Philadelphia tops the regular season attendance list for the first time in franchise history

Robert Torzynski

Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

A bold proposal to eliminate money-losing lines revives the question

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Smart City Technology's Growth Spurt

Global spending on advanced systems for cities is expected to skyrocket in the next five years

REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way