Fulton Center: A Grand Central for Downtown Manhattan

Any day now, New York City will open a grand public space at the middle of a web of subway lines in Manhattan, a few blocks away from both the World Trade Center and Wall Street.

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China’s Pearl River Delta: Tying 11 Cities into a Megaregion

On China’s southern coast, the integration of the Greater Pearl River Delta links nine cities, plus the special administrative zones of Hong Kong and Macau, to create an urban area of 21,100 square miles (55,000 sq km) and a population of up to 80 million.

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New York City and D.C. Doubled Biking Rates in Just Four Years

For the first and second U.S. cities to start building networks of modern protected bike lanes, the payoff seems to have arrived. In both Washington, D.C., and New York City, the rate of bike commuting has doubled since 2009, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday.

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In Europe, Taking Smart Cities to the People

Data from “Smart Citizen” trials can guide government decisions on carbon, resources, planning, and resilience.

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