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When Mass Transit Riders Attack

Abuse of transit workers by passengers is rising in many cities - do service cuts and fare hikes play a factor?

The Increasingly Republican States of America

The percentage of Americans who say they lean Republican has increased in 47 of the 50 states

Temporary City, Population 3 Million

Pilgrims converge on Mecca for the Hajj, and fill its massive tent city

How Occupy Wall Street Is Reinventing Public Space

Sociologist Saskia Sassen on the way the movement is taking over the streets

Tokyo’s Backup Plan

Japan is contemplating building a 'backup' city to take over the government if Tokyo is ever destroyed

What to Do With a Glut of Reusable Bags

One woman's quest to give away all the extra grocery bags she's collected

Big Neighborhood Drama Over Big Blue Sculpture

Chicagoans question legality of a front-yard sculpture's size, reach, and look

'One Millionth Tower': A Virtual Document of Highrise Life

More than a billion people live highrises, but many are now falling into disrepair. A new interactive film project looks at how residents can work together to improve them

A Legacy of Security in Olympic London

2012 Games will bring with it an even broader surveillance infrastructure

Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

Weekend Roundup: Maps, Maps, Maps

The Atlantic Cities' best stories of the week

1930s Film on Building the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Ever wonder what it took to build the Bay Bridge? This 1936 film produced by U.S. Steel celebrates the engineering of the structure

Subway Internet Access Is on the Rise, Except in America

U.S. ranks second to last in new survey of which metros offer online access

America's Best New Parks

By mixing fresh design with a variety of uses, these spaces represent the future of city parks

Your Commute is Slowly Killing You

Poor sleep, high stress and low energy are just some of the negative health outcomes linked to lengthy rides to work

Why I Love My City: Azadeh Moaveni on Tehran

Despite its reputation, Iran's capital city holds secret charms

Atlanta Beltline: the Best Sustainabilty Project in America?

The plan offers an innovative vision for combining parks and transit

How the Telecom Lobby is Killing Municipal Broadband

Companies like Comcast are spending big bucks to prevent competition from local governments

How Can Cities Encourage Residents to Live More Sustainably?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix