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NYC Toll Hike May Push Commuters onto Mass Transit

New rates go into effect despite uproar from drivers and AAA

Bike Lane Backlash, Even in Portland

The gentrification vs. bicycle infrastructure debate in one of the country's most bike-friendly cities

Sub City: If Only All Commutes Were This Serene

A pair of New York-based filmmakers marvel in, and just above, the underground

Building a Better Bus

A Michigan-based engineering firm plans to unveil a new kind of hybrid bus that's both greener and cheaper

The Economics of Saving Independent Businesses

Everyone loves the idea of the neighborhood book store, but signing petitions isn't going to keep them open

New Country, New Capital, New Problems

South Sudan's initial plans for a capital city are cause for concern

Aerotropolis Ambitions Falter in St. Louis

Tax credits aimed at building a shipping hub slowly disintegrate in legislature

Create Your Own Historical Maps with WhatWasThere

New website combines vintage photography with Google Street View

The Future of California's High-Speed Rail Is in Private Sector Hands

With cost estimates rising, a commitment of additional state funds for high-speed rail seems all but impossible

How Art, Culture, and Community Drove Transit Oriented Development in Santa Fe

Little about The Railyard resembles how TOD takes place in most cities

Newcastle, Australia, City Council Wants to Fire Themselves

A years-long controversy over fig trees is wearing away at some local officials

The Long Road to Recovery

We're going to need to shift to a whole new way of life before we see lasting economic change

The Rise and Fall of Oakland's Bordertown Skate Park

Despite community support and political goodwill, Caltrans is once again making plans to demolish the DIY skate spot

Bringing U.S. Manufacturing Back, One T-Shirt at a Time

San Francisco's SF Made is leading the charge to get American cities back in the business of making things

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous

The Booming, Busting Geography of College Enrollment

As home values fluctuate, so too does a family's ability to borrow money to pay for school

Preserving the Environment with Cities, Not In Spite of Them

The best way to save wilderness is through strong, compact, beautiful communities

Toronto's Modernist Architecture: A Love Letter

A short film by Davide Tonizzo shows off the city's sometimes forgotten mid-century buildings

Why Americans Love Chain Stores: A Psychological Perspective

If we're so fiercely independent, why do we choose familiarity when we shop?