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Behind the Mask: @UrbanismAvenger Speaks!

The voice behind our favorite new Twitter feed won't reveal his or her true identity, but does offer casting notes for an all-urbanist superhero team.

Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

How Twitter Helped One Man Become Chicago's Most Popular Cab Driver

Rashid Temuri has more than 4,100 followers and more service calls than he can handle.

Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

Can Inactive Landfills Become Assets?

An ancient Roman landfill offers ideas about how our old dumps could be more useful than we realize.

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

Greening Traffic Lights By Turning Them Off

If sign-less intersections reduce collisions, they almost certainly also consume less energy.

This Week in Bans: Vienna Finally Removes an Anti-Semitic Street Sign

Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.

A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

New Orleans' Bustling Monthlong Party

The city's spring festivals are booming.

Road Traffic 'Single Biggest Source of Fatality' for Young People Worldwide

Traffic fatalities disproportionately affect children in developing countries.

Charlotte's Evolution from Sprawling Metropolis to City of Sidewalks

How the city conquered its sprawl to create a bustling downtown.

Creating Neighborhoods Worth Playing In

How to make places where kids want to go outside.

The World's Eco-Friendliest Urinal Makes Yellow Green

It's a bathroom, a planter, and a fertilizer all rolled into one.

The Limits of 'Kickstarter Urbanism'

Are crowd-sourced fundraising websites a good way to accelerate community-level projects?

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

An artist transformed this revolving billboard in Berlin into something that's fun for kids.

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.

Rita Crundwell: America's New Queen of Municipal Embezzlement

According to feds, the former Dixon, Illinois, comptroller spent much of the $53 million she's accused of stealing on horses with names like "Packin' Jewels" and "Have Faith in Money."