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The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?

Pink Lights, Talking Cameras, and High-Pitched Squeals: The World's Weirdest Anti-Loitering Technologies

Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?

The Building You’re Sitting In Now Has Its Own Social Network, Too

HonestBuildings.com aims to be a sort of LinkedIn for the build environment.

The Great Jobs Shift

How major industries have changed from their peak up to today.

Should Preservationists Train Their Eyes on Skylines?

Researchers have developed a GIS-based technique to keep track of skyline changes.

Why Conservatives Are Afraid of Cities

Rick Santorum is missing the bigger picture when he tries to align himself with rural America.

Infographic of the Day: New York City's Design Future

New York is the place to be for design and architecture.

Let This App Be Your Guide to New York's Subway Art

There's a ton of good art strewn throughout the winding tunnels of the MTA's transit system. This new city-sanctioned app makes finding it easier than ever.

Uncovering the World's First Cities

Researchers map the earliest Mesopotamian cities and find that many develop in surprising areas.

Can Street Furniture Encourage Social Interaction?

That's what one designer hopes to accomplish with his swinging see-saw seat.

Postcard From Bissau

An assassination mars a peaceful presidential vote.

Two Big Public Space Makeovers for Chicago

A 2.65-mile elevated park and a massive makeover for Navy Pier are both in the works.

The Mixed-Up Politics of Urbanism

Neither end of the political spectrum gets it right when it comes to smart growth, leaving too many Americans priced out of economically vibrant cities. 

The Odd Link Between Commute Direction and Marital Satisfaction

Couples that travel the same way to work are happier together, a new study in the U.S. and China concludes.

The Dawn of the Municipal Chief Innovation Officer

San Francisco and Philadelphia are the first major U.S. cities to install innovation officers. What exactly do these guys do, and will their stodgy government colleagues let them get away with it?

L.A.'s Unofficial Late Night Bike Marathon

Taking advantage of closed streets for a bike ride down carless streets – at 4 a.m.

The U.S. Cities With the Fastest Growing Job Markets

Last year was a decent one for employment growth in large metros.

This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.

2012's Hottest Music Cities, According to SXSW

A statistical look at the leading indie rock scenes represented at this year's festival in Austin.