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But Would You Live There?

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In Singapore, housing is affordable, diverse and impeccably maintained.

100 Years of Urban Housing Success

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As cities around the world confront an affordability crisis, a few have spent a century perfecting the art of subsidized housing for the masses.

Making It Rain

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Is rainwater capture the new solar panel? How drought-stricken cities are capitalizing on a building solution so simple, it’s almost like it’s right above our heads.

Free the Transit System!

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No, seriously. Like, actually make it free. A rust belt guide to increasing ridership.

Spain’s Happy Little Carless City

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Pontevedra, once choked with cars, is a laboratory for how smaller cities can implement a few simple tricks to reduce driving dramatically.

Cars in Cities: How’s That Working Out?

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They’re dangerous, destructive, polluting, expensive, inefficient and inequitable—not to mention a pain in the ass. Now cars are being chased off city streets. That’s progress.

A Republican Suburb Designed for Cyclists

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A deep-red town in Indiana has a bicycling network that would make Boulder blush. Their secret? Forget the politics and treat bikes more like cars.

Can Flexible Pricing be Fair?

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Opponents say fees for urban services hit poor people hardest. But the data show that, implemented right, dynamic pricing can be a tool for equity.

Less Parking, More City

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Until recently, Mexico City was building more parking than housing. Now new reforms are pushing the parking aside and returning the pavement to the people.

Putting Parks over Pavement

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Urban neighborhoods that were severed decades ago by massive highways are finally being sewn back together by public spaces designed to reconnect and heal.