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New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

The Washington That Never Was

A new exhibit explores the history of failed building proposals in the nation's capital

Mapping Traffic Fatalities Across the Country

A new interactive map shows where drivers, bikers and pedestrians were killed 

The Best Smart Growth Projects in America

The EPA's newly released list includes a green learning center and an innovative civic gathering space

Postcard From Providence

Drug busts, red buildings and a former hotel housekeeper wins a city council seat

How Americans Really React to High Gas Prices

A new analysis of gas prices in U.S. cities finds that even minor jumps in fuel costs send people to buses and rails

How Las Vegas Created One of the Best Water Systems in America

This desert city has figured out innovative ways to cut down on leaks 

Darker Cities, Brighter Stars

A movement tries to reclaim the night sky from urban light pollution

The Long Road to Reviving Boston's Public Market

Once home to one of the country's first public markets, the city faces tough choices in bringing one back

At Crosswalks, Should Drivers Have to Be Mind Readers?

Ann Arbor, Mich., grapples with redefining a law that forces drivers to stop if a pedestrian even appears to be approaching a crossing

Study of the Day: Minorities in Michigan Pay More for Utilities

The reason is more connected to location than race

Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

The London Olympics' Most Sustainable Venue

The architects used design software to build an incredibly light velodrome

Bike Helmet Sharing Without the Cooties

How bike share programs can provide clean helmets for everyone 

Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief

Postcard From Durham

Vacant lot beautification, police phone calls and a gallery opening fit for these economic times

The End of Sprawl

Businesses are moving downtown, the suburban office park is basically extinct - is a more urban future inevitable?

Can Higher Fares Save Public Transit?

Maybe — but only if car travel becomes relatively more expensive