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What Cities Can Learn From Toronto's Green Roof Policy

Already, 1.2 million square feet of green space have been added to the city.

Have Guitar, Will Sing Songs About Urban Planning

Melanie Hammet wants to turn obscure zoning ordinances into the universal language of song.

Which Cities Are the Musical Trend Setters?

A new study ranks Atlanta, not New York or L.A., as the most influential on our musical tastes. 

Are London's 2012 Logos the Worst in Olympic History?

The city is trying to showcase its quirky side. Instead, its Olympic symbols have become a laughing stock.

Study of the Day: Bad Street Design Disproportionately Hurts the Poor

Residents in low-income areas are more likely to get injured out on the road, according to researchers.

A Rocking Chair for You and Your Dog or Cat

Because pets love to be swung back and forth, that's why.

A Swiss Army Knife for Cities

Atelier Steffen Kehrle has designed a kit to make urban life a little easier.

Chinese Woman Swallowed by Sudden Hole in the Sidewalk

China's hungry infrastructure claims yet another victim.

The Invention of Jaywalking

The forgotten history of how the auto industry won the right of way for cars.

In Berlin, a Parade of Protest Taxis

At the city's new airport, which opens in June, drivers are expected to pay a higher fee.

One Thing Missing from the Urban Farm Movement: Farmers

With few skilled farmers, many urban gardens become victims of neglect.

Saying Goodbye to One of Singapore's Last Historic Cemeteries

Amid rare opposition, the land-scarce city-state prepares to build a highway through Bukit Brown.

Why Smart Growth Can't Be the Only Answer

Smart growth policies are important, but they're not enough.

Green Infrastructure Could Save Cities Billions

New estimates find that moving toward sustainability can greatly reduce energy and water treatment costs.

The Most (and Least) Peaceful Places in America

A new report tracks violence and incarceration rates across America's states and metros.

West Virginia's Outlaw Toilet Bandit Explains His Artistic Vision

David Heatwole was sick of looking at an empty pedestal in Martinsburg's town square. So he turned to Craigslist for inspiration.

Status Quo of the Day: Rent Control in NYC

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case that could have made rent control illegal in New York.

A Citywide English Lesson for Sochi, Russia

Preparing for crowds of foreigners when it hosts the 2014 Winter Olympics, a city looks to expand its vocabulary.

These Cities Really Hate Junk Mail

Which American communities have made the strongest attempts to suppress postal advertising?