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In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

Boston's Highway That Went Nowhere: Lessons from the Inner Belt Fight, 40 Years Later

In the 1950s and 1960s, as Boston was busy razing the West End and plunging ahead with urban renewal, transportation planners were pushing an 8-lane bypass highway.

Feat of the Day: One World Trade Center, New York's Tallest Building

The building height of One World Trade Center rose above 1,250 feet today, surpassing the Empire State Building.

'No Time for Ugliness': A 1965 Case for Better Cities

Even 47 years ago, American architects saw the perils of sprawl and car-oriented development.

The Tea Party Is Not Happy With Chicago's Sarah Palin Sculpture

The artist behind the Palin-shaped public art has been informed: "You will be the next one to burn."

Estonia's Capital Pursues Free Public Transit

Tallinn's mayor wants it to be the flagship of Europe's green movement. 

The Most Democratic Town in the World

One Swiss town takes democracy to a new level.

How to Make Transit (and Biking and Walking) Sexy

Urban designer and writer Darrin Nordahl thinks it's time for advocates of alternative transportation to stop trying to appeal to reason and go for the gut instead.

The Limits of Metropolitan Planning Organizations

They often lack the authority they need to get things done.

A New Vancouverism

Moving beyond the City of Glass.

The Secret Energy Drain on Cities: Streetlights

San Diego County has made it easy for its cities to convert to energy-efficient streetlights.

The Evolution of the American Dream, from Colonial Times to Today

A big new exhibit at the National Building Museum explores the history of house and home in the U.S.

Best U.S. Metros for Women's Well-Being

Large U.S. cities offer high quality of life for women, according to the Social Science Research Council.

Eerie Twitter Account of the Day: @RealTimeLARiots

The KNBC team is recreating the timeline of the 1992 L.A. Riots, and you can follow along.

Portland: Build This Retirement Home for Chickens!

Portlanders are putting their elderly poultry out to pasture. We have a better idea.

Everyone Wants to Look at New York's Municipal Archives Photos

The city has released over 870,000 historic images and made them available online.

The Hit and Miss Architecture of New Courthouses

A tour of emerging trends in courthouse design.

Asia: The World Leader in Super-Tall Statues

There are big statues of gods and heroes almost everywhere, but Asia dominates.

Two Years After an Earthquake, a Stand-Off Over a Shanty Town

A group of Tibetan earthquake victims in China say they're being threaten with removal to make way for an eco-tourism center.