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San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake Sneaks Into Present-Day Photos

Then and now, all in one image.

Who Will Ride This Electric Unicycle?

A Portland company is betting that urban trend-setters will love this one-wheeled wonder.

Julián Castro's Message: What San Antonio Can Teach Us About Government and Growth

Mayor Julián Castro understands the power of government during economic downturns. Will he address this at the Democratic National Convention?

Why America Needs More Robotic Parking

Automated garages, long popular in Europe and Asia, could increase parking density in cities.

Throwing It All Away: NYC Subway Trashes More Trash Cans

Transit officials say a pilot program has helped reduce garbage inside stations, but results elsewhere have been mixed.

Is This the Most Beautiful City Parade?

Mind-blowing costumes, amazing music at the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn.

3 Sizes Fit All: Norfolk's Downtown, Urban, and Suburban Designations

Easing revitalization by placing the city's neighborhoods into one of three groups.

Recycling the Tower in the Park for Retirees

These hulking superblocks were once derided by Jane Jacobs. But the buildings might be perfect for aging populations.

Berlin's Invisible Gentrifiers

The city's properties are being sucked up by out-of-towners who visit only a few weeks a year, turning neighborhoods into ghost towns.

Maps of London, Minus London

There's a lot to see when you take away the street grid.

Anatomy of a Boomtown: The Real Story Behind the Rise of Charlotte

Despite recession-era setbacks, the city is celebrated as a success story. Can it stay that way?

Possible Uses For a $290 Paper Bag In SoHo

It would make great wrapping for this package I need to mail.

Map of the Day: D.C. Internet on the Internet

Turns out the White House has one of the slower download speeds in the city.

Labor Day, in Pictures

Scenes from around the country.

Pit Bulls, the Ultimate Urban Dog

Much like cities, pit bulls were unfairly maligned in this country for decades.

Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

Using BRT as a Transit Band-Aid

As Istanbul awaits the completion of its trunk subway line, the Metrobus has performed admirably.

America's Best Places for a Raise

Where you live can determine how much more you'll be making next year.

90-Foot Bus of the Day: the Fraunhofer IVI Auto Tram

I can't believe it's not a tram!