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How to Design a Happier City

Charles Montgomery's new book finds the intersection of urban policy and well-being.

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In Bogotá, Activists Are Fighting Against a Backslide in Pedestrian Safety

The birthplace of the car-free day saw 296 deaths on city streets last year.

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Crowdfunding a Skyscraper

You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.

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ESPN's #1 Show in Latin America Is About Cities

For a show ostensibly about soccer, Capitales del Fútbol is extremely low on sports highlights.

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Confessions of a Straphanger

Travel writer Taras Grescoe on the joys of public transportation.

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The Growing Popularity of Bus Rapid Transit

When designed the right way, a BRT line can be a smart alternative to more expensive modes of public transit.

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Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 3

Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.

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Los Angeles Is the Smelliest City in America, Says GQ

The best smelling, that is. See where your city ranks on this highly unscientific listing of odorous burgs.

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This Week in Bans: U.K. Libraries Fight Off Waves of Pint-Sized Droogs

Also, Bogota outlaws public handguns; L.A. says no to beach football; a palm-reading aptitude test is no longer acceptable in China; and Hoboken bans Snookie.

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The 8 to 80 Problem: Designing Cities for Young and Old

How can cities create neighborhoods that work well for all generations?

Postcard From Bogota

Did the mayor cause the collapse of the city's electric company stock? That and other questions answered in today's news round-up

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Crime, Congestion, and Corruption Frame Mayoral Race in Bogota

With the current mayor in jail, a transit-building former mayor is among the election's front-runners

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L.A.'s Citywide Block Party

Sunday's 10-mile street closure in Los Angeles is a sign of progress in a city short on public space