Cities

Living

Why Americans love to hate the train — and always have

A cross-country train trip serves as a reminder that Big Rail once called all the shots, until we pushed back against its reshaping of the U.S. landscape.

Cities

How to give a community a soul

Charming neighborhoods are not magic. They can be developed with smart public policy.

Cities

Get paid to make your commute awesome

Got an idea for how to make the daily trek less awful? This contest could make your dream come true.

Cities

When adding bike lanes actually reduces traffic delays

In New York, smart street design helped the city have its safety and its speed, too.

Business & Technology

Google trend watch: The indoors are the new outdoors

Google brings backpacking indoors with a very sexy and subtle new virtual mapping device!

Climate & Energy

What do the new climate rules have to do with my kid’s asthma?

The EPA is selling its new power plant regulations as a salve for polluted communities. But the devil is in the details.

Cities

What makes a neighborhood cool?

Is the Upper East Side surpassing Brooklyn in coolness, as some commentators claim? No, and here's why.

Food

Hip Hop is not down with Monsanto

And you thought rap was all cars, Riff Raff, and Gucci Mane.

It's electric

This California bill will make electric cars way less pretentious

If passed, the Charge Ahead California Initiative would subsidize electric cars for low-income drivers throughout the state.

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