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Finding the Route of Least Emissions

Experts are working on models that would bring green-routing to your GPS

How High for Helsinki’s Skyline?

With high-rise buildings proposed, the Finnish capital considers changes to its historically low skyline

Buffalo, Then and Now (1902-2011)

A look at how modern Buffalo compares with the city in its heyday

Postcard From Barcelona

Children decorate a "pooping log" that they'll beat with sticks come Christmas, and other news

Silicon Valley's Urban Planning Dilemma

An environmental law that sometimes keeps the region from building housing that's close to jobs

Which U.S. Cities Offer the Most Economic Security?

A new map of metropolitan areas highlights stark contrasts that go beyond unemployment figures

A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

How to Fill an Empty Urban Space

A community group in New York collects ideas for a space that once housed the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

A Voice for Urban Appalachia

The stereotypically rural region has a new online publication embracing its urban side

The Extraordinary Value of Great Universities

There are few better drivers of economic competitiveness

Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

Map of the Day: The Uneven Spread of Urban Poverty

Economic segregation is still a big problem in cities like Washington, D.C.

Solving the Public Poop Problem

San Francisco considers a plan for cheap public toilets that compost

A Record Store Where Nothing Is For Sale

A new installation in Seattle encourages users to rethink how they consume music

Visualizing the Chicago River Reversal

A recently uncovered collection of photographs documents this engineering feat

State-Sanctioned Grafitti

In Luxembourg, an artist and architect team up on a new home

Postcard From Tel Aviv

An artist with a penchant for depicting catastrophic collisions and other news

Turning Your Commute Into an Arcade Game

The Foursquare-style Chromaroma program tracks London Tube riders wherever they go