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Redeveloping Former Industrial Sites Doesn't Mean Giving Up on Industry

Brownfield projects in Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Toledo aim to reimagine what manufacturing means in America

Can You Tell if a Street is Safe Just By Looking?

Comparing images of cities and neighborhoods to gather data on perceptions of place

Cash-Strapped Cities Struggle to Maintain Mass Transit

The last thing we need right now is to make it harder for people to get to work

The Future of GPS Data in Smarter Planning

Researchers in Beijing are working with taxi drivers to identify the sources, not just the locations, of congestion

Is Rush Hour Expanding?

More than 40 percent of congestion delays occur during off-peak hours

America's Housing Stock Mismatch

As household sizes continue to fall, the size of our homes keeps getting bigger

The Best Little Tiny Radio Show About Design

A chat with '99% Invisible' host Roman Mars

The 'Fake' Cities of Syria's Unrest

Syrian television alleges the country's uprisings are taking place in cinematic replicas of its cities

America's Great Dental Divide

How often you go to the dentist can predict not just income, but social class, political orientation, even what part of the country you live in

WHO: Iran, South Asia Ranked Worst in Urban Air Pollution

Air quality continues a downward slide worldwide, according to the World Health Organization

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