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A Solution for California's Transportation Woes

A report suggests that high-speed rail would make the state healthier, greener and less congested

Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities

Doha’s Hotel Boom

Qatar is anticipating crowds for the 2022 World Cup but may be building too many accommodations

The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

A College Campus Offers a Glimpse of a Geothermal Future

Ball State University is halfway through a project that will dramatically cut its campus carbon emissions and cities are taking notice

State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

The Best Ways to Pay for Our Failing Infrastructure

A round-up of the best ideas from this week's The Big Fix

A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Postcard From Tokyo

The $736,000 tuna auction and other news

What Citizens Add to Planning

The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better

Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

Can Amtrak Ever Make Money?

A Freakonomics panel looks at if, how, and whether Amtrak can find its way to profitability

The Safety Risks of Raising Speed Limits

As the U.K. plans to increase its speed limit, concerns grow

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

Plans for an Air Conditioned Walk From Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Metro

An elevated walkway will connect the world's tallest skyscraper with the city's metro system

Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news