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Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

How Racial Equity Can Make Cities Richer

The largest metros would have seen a 24 percent bump in economic growth in 2012 if racial employment disparities didn't exist.

Why Are Scary Clowns Stalking Around Britain and France?

Halloween isn't much of a tradition there, yet they've been spotted year-round for a while now. What do they want?

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.

Maps

Mapping Where Jimmy John's Ex-Employees Are Forbidden to Make Sandwiches

It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.

Large Metros Have Generated the Lion's Share of Employment Since the Great Recession

Are big, successful cities the new normal?

How Formalizing a Network of 'Waste-Pickers' Is Making Buenos Aires Greener

The city claims to have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 44 percent in just one year.

The First Step to Success? Being Heard

For 15 years, one organization has improved outcomes for Baltimore youth with a surprising tool: the debate team.

A Chat with Amtrak's CEO on the State of U.S. Passenger Rail

Joseph Boardman on federal funding, long-distance routes, and operating "as a business."

The New Global Centers for Talent

London, New York, and Paris top the list of the world’s leading talent hubs—but not for the reasons you might think.

An Extra Charge for Fancy Ice: Coming to a Bar Near You

Ice can make or break a proper cocktail. But do you want to be charged separately for it?

Touring Civil Rights History on Two Wheels

The new Atlanta company Civil Bikes offers bike rentals and history tours with a side of community-building.

The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

How Dallas Found Its Voice

An unusual agreement between a newspaper and a university brought Mark Lamster to Dallas. Now this transplanted New Yorker has become Big D's fiercest critic of mediocrity.

Photos

An Elite Firefighter Photographs California's Most Devastating Blazes

Now THIS is how you use Instagram.

Pretty Soon, 'Ride-Sharing' Services Could Actually Help You Share a Ride

Cab-sharing has arrived in a serious way with UberPool and Lyft Line.

The Knight Cities Challenge Is Looking for a Few Good Ideas

The Knight Foundation has launched a new competition to fund innovation in cities. All you need to enter is a concept.

Does Ebola Spread Faster in Cities?

It depends on the city's density, urban planning, and health care infrastructure.