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Cutting Car Use at the Neighborhood Level

8 European projects show how design and planning can reduce automobile dependence

A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China

The World's Best Subway Maps

20 mass transit maps worthy of hanging on your wall

When We Were Still Getting Used to Traffic Lights

An archival film from 1937 explains how automatic traffic signals worked in different cities across the country

The Economics of Urban Trees

A little greenery can go a long way when it comes to property values

Tackling the Developing World's Poop Problem

A look at the politics behind India's massive toilet shortage

Has the Renaissance of Downtowns Been Overhyped?

Detroit's central business district is making a comeback, but nationally, the trend is less clear

Car-Sharing for Less

By operating as nonprofits, smaller shared vehicle services are expanding their reach

Occupy Wall Street Protest Poses a Public-Private Conundrum

Demonstrators converge on privately owned public space, raising questions about legal rights

Times Square Redesign: Less Beach, More 'Blade Runner'

A noirish take on New York's 'heart' from Norwegian firm Snøhetta

2011 Major League Baseball Regular Season: Attendance by Team

Philadelphia tops the regular season attendance list for the first time in franchise history

Should the Public Pay for Unprofitable Transit Routes?

A bold proposal to eliminate money-losing lines revives the question

Smart City Technology's Growth Spurt

Global spending on advanced systems for cities is expected to skyrocket in the next five years

For the Unemployed, Geography Can Be Destiny

Not every place and every citizen has been affected by the recession the same way

How Happy Are You With Your City? Somerville Finds Out

Boston suburb asks its citizens to rate their happiness

A Better Way to Measure Poverty

New York's leading the way on incorporating geography into poverty measures, and the federal government's not far behind

Walk Score Offers Apartment Searches Based on Commuting Time

Data from 209 transit agencies combines with Craigslist rental listings

Chicago Tops List of 'Mustache-Friendly' Cities

What makes a city friendly to mustaches? A new 'white paper' explores this pressing issue