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What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

Postcard From Cobija

Heavy flooding inundated the city, making transportation virtually impossible.

A Chandelier for Your Parking Lot

An art museum in Louisville gets an absurd DIY urban intervention.

The Resurrection of the Corner Store

Can clever zoning bring neighborhood stores back?

The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

How Climate Change Could Be the Ruin of Los Angeles

If the models hold true, L.A. is in store for a double whammy of floods and drinking water shortages.

The Rise of the NBA Superstar City

What the geography of the All-Star game says about American cities and metros.

Battered by Foreclosures, Stockton Looks Downtown

New plans focus on adding transit-oriented and infill housing.

Problem of the Day: 'Too Much Beer, Too Many People and Never Enough Toilets'

Rio grapples with a public urination problem during Carnival.

Boozy, Brawling Wisconsin Mayor Gets the Boot

Last night, Sheboygan voters tossed out Mayor Bob Ryan in the city's first-ever mayoral recall election.

A Table For Your Tiny Apartment

A stylish piece that can go from flat to self-standing all on its own.

A Complete History of the Park Slope Food Coop's Boycotts

The Brooklyn grocery is in the news for wanting to ban products from Israel, but over the years it's also exiled grapes, apples, sugar, light bulbs, water, tuna salad, etc., etc.

The Real Reason Cities Can Be So Much Greener Than Other Places

How the urban 'network' allows residents to live more efficiently at a number of levels.

Are Huge Houses Really Going Out of Style?

New data from the National Association of Homebuilders suggest it hasn't happened yet.

Postcard From Barcelona

Protests, new hotels and more news.

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The High Cost of a Homelessness Surge

With shelter space scarce, this winter has seen U.S. cities shelling out big bucks to house families in motels.

Near Our National Parks, to Build or Not to Build?

Voters in tiny Tusayan, Arizona, will soon have their say on a proposed megaproject near the Grand Canyon.