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When It Comes to Cutting Carbon, Cities May Be More Powerful Than National Governments

Mayors have direct control of 75 percent of emission sources in their cities, according to a new report.

Summer Loving, City Style

Photos of kissing couples around the world.

A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

A Brilliant DIY Bike Storage Solution

A customizable "basket" that carries everything from patch kits to baguettes.

How Cities Can Help Fight Obesity

Some ideas for using existing infrastructure to get people outside and eating well.

San Francisco's High-Tech Cost Advantage

San Francisco stacks up well these days compared with Silicon Valley.

Toilet Tuesday: Of Course There's an App for Pooping

Our weekly look at the loos that matter.

The Birth of Zoning Codes, a History

Or, how Americans learned to legislate our NIMBY impulses.

Reno Just Wants to Be Normal

The city has been a haven for gold rushers, divorce-seekers and gamblers. Now it's making a bid for the pleasant city market.

Map of the Day: Where Seniors Are Moving

Baby Boomers over 65 are moving to the coasts.

A Month of Emergencies in America, in GIF Form

Mapping where emergencies are happening in the U.S.

Officials Gone Wild: You Can't Go Naked in Public Without Consequences

The crimes, blunders and everyday embarrassments of our esteemed municipal leaders.

Can a Parking Lot be 'Excellent'? You Betcha

The Orlando Magic's aluminum-plated garage and Duke University's green-walled parking lot are among the winners of the 2012 International Parking Institute competition.

Building Supertall, Superfast

Chinese megabuilding would rise nearly 10 meters a day, way faster than other skyscrapers.

Meet 'Strappy,' the Almost-There Future of Urban Transport Technology

Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.

The Forever Brides of Krasnoyarsk

In this Russian city, one opportunity to wear a wedding gown is just not enough.

Do Americans Really Want More Planning?

An APA poll says yes. But what do those numbers really mean?

The Hotel as Neighborhood

What if a resort incorporated local coffee shops, restaurants, and stores into its very essence? Three architects in Vienna give it a go.

What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.