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How to Keep High-Speed Rail Alive

Amid disappearing funding, a new report looks at how high-speed rail can still happen in the U.S.

Descendants of the High Line

Four urban elevated railroad parks in progress

Portland Commits to the World's Greenest Office Building

The Oregon Sustainability Center seeks to become America’s first project to meet the Living Building Challenge

One Downside to Bicycle Commuting: Biker's Lung

London bike commuters found to breathe in more soot than pedestrians

The Math Behind Sacking Disposable Bags

How a variety of policies aimed at reducing the environmental impact of shopping bags are working

Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race

9 Cool Projects Under Freeway Overpasses

Innovative ways to reuse the empty space beneath overpasses

Why I Love My City: Tom Toles on Buffalo

Washington Post political cartoonist reflects on life in his hometown

Solar Decathalon 2011: This Year's Biggest Ideas

University teams bring their net-zero housing concepts to Washington

Cleveland Doubles Down on Mandatory Recycling

Despite criticism, all city households will have garbage bins with tracking devices by 2015

'Moneyball,' Oakland, and the Engineering of Victory

Is there a reason Billy Beane's story took place in the Bay Area?

The Rapid Growth of the Suburban Poor

2000s mark a turning point in the geography of American poverty

Why Your Cell Phone Drops Calls in Dense Cities

With each advancement in network speed comes the need for more physical infrastructure

Meet the Urban Chicken Consultant

A Chicago woman has carved a business out of teaching residents there how to raise their own backyard poultry

'Helvetica' Director Gary Hustwit Takes on City Design with 'Urbanized'

The new film documents the problems and prospects of global urbanization

A Green Neighborhood Brewing in Milwaukee

The seven-block, 20-acre The Brewery project is an environmentally sensitive restoration of the old Pabst Brewing Company

China 'Cancels' an Entire City

Chaohu, population 4 million, technically no longer exists

An Eye on Megacities' Dirty Skies

New monitoring techniques are improving our understanding of pollution in the developing world

Toronto's Waterfront Moment

How the citizens of Toronto successfully stopped an unpopular redevelopment plan