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The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion

A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

The Health Risks of Small Apartments

Pedestrian power to shape future cities

Modern city growth has been led by the car. But new walking apps – and maps that help journeys seem more walkable – may lead to healthier, happier urban environments.<p>The most striking change to one of the largest cities on the planet can be seen easily from the air. All its freeways have been …

The 10 Smartest Cities In North America

Which cities are doing the most to become the sustainable, connected, innovative city of the future?<p>See the next list in our series of smart city rankings: Asia / Pacific.<p>The survival of our species on planet earth is largely going to be determined by what happens in our cities. By 2050, 70% of the …

Why the Government Now Cares What You Spend on Gas

Raising Fares Is Not the Only Way to Fund Public Transportation

How Augusta Got Locals to Care About City Planning

The Surprising Key to Making Transit-Oriented Development Work

A Fantastically Clear, Concise Explanation of Why Traffic Happens

50 Creative Ideas To Make Better Cities, Presented On Gorgeously Designed Posters

For years, Urban Omnibus has been collecting ideas to make cities friendlier and more comfortable places to live. Here are the cream of the crop, with a little design flair.<p>The Urban Omnibus, published by the Architectural League of New York, has been collecting good “citymaking” ideas since 2009. …

Reflections on Portland: Transportation and Land Use & Dead Freeways

3. Transportation and Land Use<p>Over the years, we've published a number of articles highlighting the important link between land use and …

Reflections on Portland: A Sense of Place ... and More

7. A Sense of Place<p><b>Individuality; distinctiveness; sense of place -- whatever you want to call it -- it's what makes a city interesting to residents</b> …

Manifest Station: A Transparent Utility Box Painted by Mona Caron | Colossal

<p>This fun piece was painted by illustrator and muralist Mona Caron on Duboce Avenue at Church Street in San Francisco. Titled Manifest Station, the …

Can One Man Change the Shape of an Entire City?

Making 'Complete Streets' More Complete

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

Gentrification of the Strip Mall

How Green Building Standards Can Actually Change People's Behavior

The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About