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A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

Watch 'Real-Time' Transit Planning Help North America's Busiest Bus Line

Tape, chalk, and a few stanchions whip long rider queues into shape.

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

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Finally, Vancouver Gets a Lebowski-Themed 'Dude Chilling Park'

Although technically, it should be the "Dude Abiding Park."

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Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

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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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Why Does This Canadian Bridge Keep Trying to Kill People?

The widest bridge in the world, the Vancouver-area Port Mann span, is failing its debut in a spectacular fashion.

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Colorful, DIY Urban Neighborhoods ... for Birds

These makeshift shelters slap onto street poles with the help of magnets.

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Imagine Walking Down to the Corner to Pick Your Own Apple

More cities are considering turning their street trees into food sources.

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Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

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These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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British Columbia's Second City

Major downtown development projects are helping to make Surrey into its own urban center.

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Exit Interview: Brent Toderian, Vancouver’s Ousted Planning Director

A look back at 6 years guiding one of the world’s most livable cities.

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As Canada's First Nations Start Developing Their Land, Is Sprawl Inevitable?

British Columbia's Tsawwassen First Nation's first development project will be a massive exurban shopping mall.

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Ignoring Canada’s Minorities in Police Statistics

A new study finds that a majority of police agencies don’t track race in immigrant-rich country.

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To Succeed, Cities Should Market Their Differences

Douglas Coupland calls on cities to take pride in their unique qualities.

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Vancouver's Gondola Dreams May Be Too Expensive To Come True

The Canadian city has good reason to want to install the somewhat novel transit option on Burnaby Mountain, but the numbers still don't add up