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A Radical Approach to Adding Density in New York's Outer Boroughs

Picture octopus-like high-rises engulfing transit hubs.

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A Ranking of the Most Sprawling U.S. Metro Areas, and Why You Should Care

Sprawl correlates with higher rates of obesity, traffic fatalities, ozone pollution, and lack of social capital.

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How New York Is Building an Entire Neighborhood on Top of a Rail Yard

Hudson Yards, a 26-acre space with 17 million square feet of buildings, will be suspended over 30 active train tracks.

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Why More U.S. Cities Need to Embrace Bus-Rapid Transit

BRT plays to the advantages of density, allows transit to thrive, and connects people to jobs.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

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How Density Makes Us Safer During Natural Disasters

After Hurricane Sandy, tight neighborhoods and centralized infrastructure recovered more quickly than spread-out areas.

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California's Unusual Plan to Cut Greenhouse Gases

The state is relying on cities to figure out how to cut emissions in their region. Will it work?

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Public Transit Is Worth Way More to a City Than You Might Think

A new report finds a hidden economic value of anywhere from $1.5 million to $1.8 billion a year.

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This Is What It Would Look Like If You Dropped Manhattan Into the Grand Canyon

Whoa.

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The Unsettling Link Between Sprawl and Suicide

New research finds that as population density decreases, the suicide rate among young people goes up.

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LEGO Model of the Day: Urban Density Gone Bad

A playful exercise in jam-packed city living.

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'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

A new study suggests rail proximity matters less than walkability, mixed-use development, and limited parking spots.

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Why We Shouldn't Rely on Smart Growth Incentives to Fix Sprawl

When it comes to development, local desires often render state smart growth incentives insufficient.

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The Strange Beauty of Density Taken to the Extreme

Photos of Hong Kong high-rises that appear both claustrophobic and stunning.

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16 Rules for 'Smarter' Smart Growth

It’s time to update the so-called 1990's-era "ten principles" that emphasize compact development, transportation choices, and so on.

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Is Your City Getting in the Way of Your Social Life?

Measuring the "social interaction potential" of place.

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Beijing's Bomb Shelter-Dwellers May Be Making a Rational Choice About Their Commute

The Chinese capital estimates 10 percent of its population lives in tiny, below-ground apartments. Are they crazy or clever?

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Widget of the Day: A Global Population App From the Census

Watch the world grow.