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A Robot Grows in Tokyo

The life-size sculpture is an advertisement for a new theme park.

Why There's No War Between Drivers and Cyclists in the Netherlands

Dutch people aren't born knowing the rules of the road. They're taught from an early age.

Urban Sustainability's Missing Ingredient? Education

The best way to make cities greener might be teaching residents what that actually means.

Do Cities Really Makes Us Happier?

We need places that foster positive human interaction, but they don't have to be urban.

The Municipal Revenue Problem Behind China's Smoggy Cities

A new report from the World Bank argues that a better financing system is needed to reduce emissions in China.

Public Trash Cans That Aren't Overflowing with Empty Coffee Cups

A designer in Copenhagen comes up with a solution to her city's trash problem.

Longer Commute, Bigger Waistline

Yet more evidence that your drive to work is making you unhealthy.

Argument of the Day: Want Affordable Housing? Look to the Zoning Code

Activists should think beyond public subsidies.

Turn Your Pasta Into Architecture

A conceptual project turns a box of spaghetti into an ode to a New York skyscraper.

In Copenhagen, a Rare Musical Treat for Subway Riders

An orchestral flash mob serenades commuters.

'Detropia' Offers a Bleak Vision of Detroit

The new documentary forces viewers to confront the city's rapid decline.

Someone Built This House Upside Down

Austria's newest tourist trap.

Kids Who Get Driven Everywhere Don't Know Where They're Going

A new study suggests vehicular travel affects children's ability to navigate their neighborhood and connect to their community.

Do Passing Distance Laws Really Protect Cyclists?

Three and four-foot rules are springing up across the country, but their benefits are debatable.

Bike as Paintbrush, City as Canvas

Elaborate bike rides "paint" GPS-enabled pictures on the streets of Baltimore.

Why Microsoft Chose New York City

Another step in New York's rise as an urban center for tech.

The Street Hacker, Officially Embraced

Can cities make it just as easy for citizens to engage in the physical world as the digital one?

History Lesson of the Day: The Many Hats of New York's Horses

Once upon a time, they held many different jobs.

The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.