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You'd Never Know From These Beautiful Maps That U.S. Infrastructure Is Crumbling

These monochrome renderings depict only roads.

1Week1Project

A Sky-High Memorial to Qatar's Rising World-Cup Death Toll

Each building stone represents one deceased Nepalese migrant worker.

Courtesy Veniam

Meet the Start-Up That Wants to Turn Your City Into One Big WiFi Hotspot

Veniam aims to connect urban vehicles to an "Internet of moving things."

Am I In Las Vegas?

An Interactive Map Shows Leaving Las Vegas Is Easier Than You Think

It also helps residents of Vegas' many unincorporated communities determine whether they're covered by city services.

Nam Y. Huh/AP

Everyone Should Get Pre-Check Status at the Airport

Premium airport "pre-screening" doesn't make the rest of the line move any faster, and chips away at a chance at real security reform.

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Why an Affluent Suburb Rallied Behind Affordable Housing

A church and an interfaith housing group got Edina, Minnesota, to back a new project for at-risk youth—although a few holdouts remain.

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Is 'Millennial Brain Drain' Reversing in Mid-Size Cities?

Young people who moved away to build their careers in the early aughts are seeing new potential to contribute—and flourish—in their home cities.

AP/Natacha Pisarenko

South America's First Subway Turns 101

Buenos Aires' oldest subways cars didn't quite make it to 100 years in service. State and city officials hope to give new life to the retired La Brugeoise cars soon.

Rachel Binx

Yes, Please: Customizable Map-Print Clothing

Designer Rachel Binx is offering cartographic tops and skirts powered by OpenStreetMap data.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

An Urban Agenda Against 'Secular Stagnation'

Cities provide the mechanism for rebuilding our middle class. Can we support their responsible growth for the sake of the nation's?

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After a Series of Failures, This Is How Vancouver Finally Built a Controversial Bike Lane

The Burrard Street Bridge is a case study in pushing a difficult policy.

AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal

Actually, the 'Ladies Compartment' in the Delhi Metro Isn't Such a Bad Idea

It makes that first step outside a little bit easier.

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The Secret History of Cars Begins With Bicycles

Politically powerful 19th-century cyclists created road infrastructure in the U.S. and Europe—and many of them went on to lead the fledgling automobile industry.

Aaron Reiss

No Cell Phones at School? Better See the Cell Phone Storage Man

A small but thriving industry has cropped up around New York City high schools that forbid students from having phones on campus.

Reuters/Andrew Kelly

This Holiday Season, Let's Turn Retail Jobs Into Middle-Class Ones

Higher wages mean more engaged employees, better customer service and higher profits.

Elizabeth and Jason Putsché

The Real Lives of Feral Cats

Two Baltimore-based photographers have been following the city's "community cats" with their cameras for over 5 years.

Jim Saah

Celebrating D.C.'s Punk 'Salad Days'

Filmmaker Scott Crawford on the birth of hardcore in 1980s Washington.

Georgia Perry

In Portland, a Contested Tent City Offers the 'Right 2 Dream Too'

R2D2 gives the city's homeless just a sleeping bag and a communal tent for the night. The homeless run it, too—allowing others to survive on the streets on their own terms.

Ohneka Farms

You Could Have Grown Your Thanksgiving Bounty In the Kitchen

This hydroponic techno-planter requires little care, needs no dirt, and glows like a magic mushroom.