Year in Review

2013's Most Terrifying Weather Disasters

In photos.

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The Best #Cityreads of the Year

The pieces that stuck with us in 2013.

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The Best Thing My City Did This Year

Our favorite urban observers weigh in on 2013 in their hometowns.

Our Favorite Maps of 2013

These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it.

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The Year in Rob Ford

Never forget.

Ritchie S. King

Wikipedia's Most Popular Pages, in 35 Languages

The French want to know about ornamental holly, Germans are curious about cul-de-sacs, and the Vietnamese are reading up on sex positions.

Urban Trends We Hope Die in 2013

Enough with the yarn bombing already, and other wishes for the new year.

The Best Green Ideas of 2012

A personal, eclectic list.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

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Our Favorite Apps of 2012

The city-focused mobile technology we had the most fun with this year.

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The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

Will Sandy's Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012?

The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?

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The Where of 2012's Top Music

The global cities that dominated popular music this year.

2012's Most Important Preservation Battles

The gas stations, theaters and monuments saved this year.

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2012's Year in Maps

It's been an eventful year for cartography.

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2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

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The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.

The Nastiest Cyclist vs. Driver Videos of 2012

The Battle of the Commute rages on, as this painful-to-watch footage shows.

The Most Talked About Buildings of 2012

From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.