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The Massachusetts Bridge That Obliterates Trucks

The low-clearance East Street Bridge is a magnet for mayhem.

Be a Weather Hero by Photographing the World's Newest Cloud

You could become the official face of “asperitas,” the first novel cloud type identified since 1951.

In Rio’s Biggest Favela, One Flashy Project Thrives While Another Fails

As Rio invests for the Olympics, only some of the city’s upgrades are built to last.

When Racial Boundaries Are Blurry, Neighbors Take Complaints Straight to 311

In NYC, calls about noise and blocked driveways are most frequent in zones between racially homogenous neighborhoods.

Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.

The Key Ingredient in Stop-and-Frisk Reform: Open Data

You can't fix what you don't understand.

Private Conflict, Not Broken Windows

Why community policing should focus on helping to resolve personal and domestic disputes, not signs of physical decay.

Life After Hurricane Katrina

Ten years later, a new study shows optimism among residents in New Orleans, but also persistent divides.

Go Solar Without Panels

SunPort lets you buy solar credits just by plugging into a socket.

In New Orleans, Business Is Booming—for Some

In the 10 years since Katrina, entrepreneurship has grown in the city. But not everyone is reaping the benefits.

'Show Me a Hero' Breaks Ground

Yonkers finally complies with an order to build public housing, causing a mixed response of triumph, outrage, and acceptance from residents.

A National Model for Better Streets Is Suddenly at Risk

In challenging the Times Square pedestrian plaza, New York City leaders are showing a profound misunderstanding about the impact of public space.

Finally, An App That Keeps Track of the Parking Meter for You

A $9 device can save you from a $50 parking ticket.

The Death of Seattle at the Hands of Amazon: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

'Show Me a Hero': Where's the N-Word?

David Simon’s HBO mini-series shows how disparate impact can be just as destructive as explicit racism.

How to Ride the Metro, According to Puppets

Delhi’s transit system just launched a series of ettiquette-focused puppet shows for kids.

Mapping America's Westward Population March Over 220 Years

Watch Manifest Destiny unfold from 1790 to 2010 with this interactive data viz.

Your Phone Could Help Make Airport Lines Shorter

New York’s JFK is tracking your location through your smartphone, streamlining the curb-to-cabin process.

A Wonderfully Clear Explanation of How Road Diets Work

Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns.