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Surprise of the Day: Chicago Won't Host the G-8 Summit

After months of planning, the White House decided to shift the summit to Camp David.

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

Trompe L'oeil in the Slums: São Paulo's 'Floating' Graffiti

Graffiti artists have created words that seem to float several feet above the crooked roadways of a Brazilian favela.

Why College Towns Are Happy Towns

According to new data from Gallup, university towns are the happiest metro areas in the country.

40 Years of Las Vegas Sprawl, as Seen From Space

NASA images show the desert city's massive growth spurt.

Postcard From Hollywood

A roommate fight turns fiery, and more news.

Telling a City's Story Through Sound

New efforts to document soundscapes, past and present.

Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

Why Driverless Cars Will Increase Tensions in Cities and Suburbs Alike

Think the battle between drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians is ugly now? Wait until engineers start designing intersections for computers instead of people.

The Inequality of American Cities

Mapping inequality across U.S. metros.

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

Photos of the Day: Inside New York's 2nd Avenue Subway Construction

The MTA just released new pictures, and they are quite post-apocalyptic.

Gardens on Top of City Buses: This Would Never Work

Attention, media: Please stop writing about bus-roof gardens as if they could actually exist in real life.

How Can Cities Combat Their Feral Cat Populations?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

The Official Guide to Tactical Urbanism

A new book offers case studies and tips on creating quick and effective urban interventions.

Postcard From Pripyat

Scenes from Chernobyl's ghost town.

James Q. Wilson, 'Broken Windows' Author, Dies at 80

The political scientist forever changed community policing and neighborhood safety practices.