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1950s General Motors Propaganda Film: Solution to Congestion Is More Roads

More parking, lane miles was the automaker's prescription at mid-century, with a cameo from Robert Moses.

How BART Finally Decided to Replace Its Bacteria-Covered, Gross Old Seats

The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is deploying vinyl seats that don't cough up clouds of filth when smacked, like the wool ones do.

Postcard From Seville

The city's eerie, beautiful Easter Week marches.

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'

Creating Luminous Lights From Ordinary Household Objects

An artist turns radiators, water spouts and stuffed animals into lamps.

The Hottest Trends in Urban Housing

Small is in, buying is (maybe) out, and smart growth is here to stay.

Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

How the Games Are Boosting Britain's Arts Scene

A surprisingly eclectic cultural festival is set to coincide with the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Shoes Over Telephone Wires: This Probably Doesn't Explain It

Chicago residents are scratching their heads over this age-old mystery.

Sparrows Actually Change Their Tune To Sing Over the Noise Of the City

A study in San Francisco's Presidio District suggests birds are adapting to the increasingly noisy city.

Rule(s) of the Day: How to Behave in Dubai

According to a study, expats are not so good at following local rules.

Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

If you can't avoid a car commute, maybe you can slightly change what time you do it.

Could This Be the World's Weirdest Pedestrian Bridge?

The designers of this proposed Amsterdam river bridge get a little too whimsical for their own good.

Floating Cities You Can Buy

An artistic new poster, on sale at Etsy.

Following Threats, BMW Guggenheim Lab Finds a New Berlin Location

The touring project will revert to an earlier site after concerns over gentrification came to a boil.

Postcard From Louisville

A former bookkeeper embezzled more than $300,000 from nuns and other news.

Why a Pedestrian Avenue Makes So Much Sense for Midtown Manhattan

Despite initial skepticism, a 6 ½ Avenue would merely legitimize behavior that is already happening.

Urbanizing the Suburban Food Chain

How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.

Soon Your Home May Be Smarter Than You Are

Forget to turn off the oven, or close the garage, or feed the cat? Your house knows.