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Six Freeway Removals That Changed Their Cities Forever

It seems counterintuitive, right? Rip out eight lanes of freeway through the middle of your metropolis and you’ll be rewarded with not only less …

Urban Design

Redesigning A Less Wasteful New York City, With Giant Trash-Composting Parks

The city spends millions a year to send its heaping piles of waste as far away as Texas. Two local architects have created a new vision of processing trash locally: 10 composting “hubs” that double as parkland around the city’s waterfronts.<p>Much of New York City was built on top of trash generated …

Designing for Bikes Stored on Walls

Bicycle owners with garages have an obvious place to store those bikes—but what about those <i>without</i> garages: apartment dwellers, etc.? Those end-users …

Los Angeles wants to become the largest city with free Wi-Fi

Flickr – djandywdotcom<p>Time Warner Cable has had a tense relationship with the city of Los Angeles and its residents for several years now if not longer.<p>On February 14, 2011, the Lakers and Time Warner Cable signed a $3 billion, 20-year cable television agreement, which took effect in Fall 2012 but …

Three of the World's Prettiest Parking Garages Are In One Small City

Parking garages are ugly by their very nature: They're metal cages that take up valuable space in our cities to house our automobiles for a few …

New York Gets Citi Bike

New York launched its Citi Bike sharing system on Memorial Day for members (public use will follow). About 330 stations in Manhattan and Brooklyn will have thousands of bicycles for rent. Citi Bike has been in the works since 2011, and Citibank signed up as the primary corporate sponsor.

Bikes And Cars: Can They Ever Get Along?

<b>EDITOR’S NOTE</b>: <i>Forbes has just published</i> Curbing Cars: America’s Independence From The Auto Industry, <i>an eBook investigating why a growing number of Americans are giving up their cars. Written by</i> Forbes <i>contributor and former</i> New York Times <i>Detroit bureau chief Micheline Maynard, this illuminating</i> …

If You Live Near A Park, You’re More Likely To Be Happy

If you want to be happy, living near a park could be a good idea. More and more research shows a relationship between green space and higher levels of mental health.<p>The latest comes from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Researchers looked at 2009 survey data that asked 2,500 residents about …

Celebration, Florida: The Utopian Town That America Just Couldn't Trust

It's been exactly two decades since Celebration, Florida, broke ground in 1994, a major anniversary for a community that enjoyed a massive amount of …

This Startup Wants To Turn Everyone Into An Urban Planner

Developers and designers often start building, but forget who they are really building for. This Dutch company is bringing the art of listening back into the city planning process.<p>Inside a sprawling vacant building in an Amsterdam shipyard, a startup called City Works (De Stedenfabriek) is working …

Building a cycling culture in Mexico

Mexico City’s April 2013 Cyclotón. Photo by Benoit Colin/EMBARQ.<p>Implemented in 2010, Mexico City’s Ecobici bike-sharing system has grown from 90 …

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What Does 'Livable' Mean to Older Americans?

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Urban Sprawl in the US: The 10 Worst Offenders

A report released earlier this month by Smart Growth America investigates the topic of urban sprawl in cities in the USA. Analysing 221 US …

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<i>Editor’s note: Every week, Fortune.com publishes a favorite story from our magazine archives. In honor of the 50th anniversary edition of Jane Jacobs’ influential book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, we’re republishing one of Jacobs’ earlier articles in which the urban activist laid</i> …

Measuring Sprawl 2014

Some places in the United States are sprawling out, some places are building in compact and connected ways, and the difference between these two …

Urban Design

The True Future of Transportation Has Two Big Barriers to Entry

Neighborhood Tour: Essential Midtown

April 1, 2014<p>Midtown skyline from Lake Clara Meer<p>Style and substance take center stage in Midtown, Atlanta’s arts and design district. The famed …

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Smart financing: How National Grid encourages energy efficiency upgrades

When smart cities encourage residents to adopt new technologies – say energy efficiency upgrades – there may be resistance. Residents may not have …

Jeff Speck: The walkable city

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U.S. The Independent<p>A man has been shot dead on a camping trip in California with his two young daughters. Tristan Beaudette, 35, died after …

Incredible Photos From L.A.'s Art Fair

11 Reasons the UN Should Make Cities the Focus of Its Forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals

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