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An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

Abolishing Parking Minimums Is Not Anti-Children

The Seattle Times editorial board worries a proposal to relax parking minimums will hurt families, but they're getting it backward.

From the Top of the Shard, London Looks Like a 'Giant Urban Circuit Board'

Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.

Flooding Overtakes the Yemeni Capital

Heavy rains displace scores.

See Frank Gehry's Newest Apartment Building

The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.

Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

The Greenest Building May Actually Be a Neighborhood

A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.

Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents

Millennials are increasingly uninterested in the burden of car ownership.

Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees

Tennessee reaps a $638 million yearly benefit from its urban trees – and an $80 billion loss if they disappeared.

Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

Postcard From Belfast

Rebuilding one of the city's most famous sites.

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.