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The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future

A new report offers a look at urban mobility circa 2030 that's both intriguing and frightening.

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More Evidence That Goats Are a Good Municipal Investment

Goats are better than herbicides when it comes to clearing weeds, say scientists.

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Google and Microsoft Are Putting Rio's Favelas on the Map

Both see potential advertising revenue in the Brazilian slums.

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The Social Side Effects of Mobile Wallets

I love Venmo. But could it harm my friendships?

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Its Streetcar Stalled, Kansas City Mulls the Best Way Forward

Many cities face a similar challenge finding the money to expand a starter line.

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This Horrible Speaker Plays Nothing Except U2

It's like the new iTunes, yet somehow worse.

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You Can Help Identify Chicago's Wild Animals

Name that critter—from the comfort of your couch.

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This Scottish Island Is Nearly Free of Fossil Fuels

Eigg's main grid is powered mostly by wind, water, and sun.

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A Danish City Is Using GPS to Track (and Help) the Homeless

An opt-in program in Odense aims to use the data to bring services to the homeless where they already congregate.

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Personal Rapid Transit Is Probably Never Going to Happen

But the podcar concept will live on in the form of compact driverless vehicles.

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Finally, a Way to Strap an iPad Directly to Your Face

The AirVR brings virtual reality closer than ever.

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Trolling People Who Want to Be on 'Humans Of New York'

Actor Tyler Fischer walks around the city claiming to be the man behind the insanely popular blog HONY.

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An App That Solves the Famed 'Traveling Salesman Problem'

What's the shortest route, if you're visiting each city exactly once and then returning to the point of origin?

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Our new series about the people and ideas reshaping urban life all over the world, from the ground up.

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How About a Crosswalk Light that Dances?

The makers of this gyrating Do Not Cross signal say it reduces jaywalking by 81 percent.

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Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.