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A Bicycle Mod That Lets You Ride the Streetcar Rails

But don't ride it into oncoming trams, obviously.

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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Imagines the Future of New Orleans

The mayor discusses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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When National Parks and Industry Collide: 3 Cautionary Tales

Examples of industrial operations edging in on public lands, and the people who oppose them.

This Is What It Will Look Like When the Plants Take Over London

One British designer imagines future office space as symbiotic orchid farms.

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Singapore Airport Unveils the 'World's Largest Kinetic Art Sculpture'

"Kinetic Rain" is airport art that actually doesn't suck.

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The 10 Best Songs About the Subway

Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.

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They Built It, But the MLB Never Came

25 years after ambitious big league dreams, Buffalo is at peace with its own reality and the stadium that symbolizes it.

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Now Streaming: 'The City Dark'

Documentary film looks at the impact of light pollution in cities.

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How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.

San Diego Accidentally Sets Off All of Its Fireworks at Once

Videos of the wild show.

Taking Art to the Street, Literally

City Repair transforms streets into public spaces.

Making Cities Sing

Arts spending alone can’t stimulate economic growth. But a city’s architecture, public spaces, and artistic institutions are among its most priceless resources.

Why Do We Keep Making Abominable Olympic Theme Songs?

One-upmanship is probably to blame.

A Practical Guide to 4th of July Fireworks Etiquette

Don't, for example, ingest fireworks. Do dive on top of blasters aimed straight for the crowds.

Advice to Aspirational Mega-Cities

They are our future. Here's what we need to do to make sure America's regions stay on track.

Happy 4th of July! From the World's Premiere Gunpowder Artist

Cai Guo-Qiang transforms fireworks into eardrum-shattering "smoke paintings" in cities across the world.

Was Hurricane Katrina Good for New Orleans's Schools?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes the case.

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New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

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In the Future, Traffic Might Sound Less Like 'Honk' and More Like 'Eee-Beep-Boop'

A British designer wants to turn the noise of electric cars into a city-wide, experimental symphony.