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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

Curbside Haikus

New York unveils creative signs aimed at pedestrian safety

Getting Pop-Ups to Take Root

Programs aim to make temporary business turn permanent

The Most Artistic Cities in America

Some smaller neighborhoods maintain surprisingly vibrant artistic communities

Chart of the Day: New York Housing Price Dip

The value of a home in Queens fell the most

Parkour Is Not a Crime (Except When It Is)

Florida communities move to ban the urban sport

In Africa, Building a Better Slum

A sustainable development expert on how African cities should handle the continent's urbanization boom

The Bike Share Station Sponsorship Dance

As developers look to latch on to the popularity of bike sharing, winners and losers emerge

The People and Places Behind England’s Summer Riots

A new report examines social and physical factors behind August's violent protests

Postcard From Agra

Adopt-a-school, highway protests and a fight to save the Taj Mahal