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Past articles by Claire:

Designing Philadelphia's $50 Million Esports Arena

An architect working on Philadelphia’s future esports arena explains the basics of designing for video-game competitions. → Read More

These Urban Highways in North America Need to Die

The Congress for New Urbanism once again lists the most-loathed urban freeways in North America—and makes the case for tearing them down. → Read More

For Boston City Hall’s 50th Birthday, a Commemorative Pin

The city’s most polarizing building is now officially middle-aged and a couple of fans have reproduced a pin that was given out during its opening week celebrations in 1969. → Read More

A Young Mother's Death Highlights a Fatal Flaw in New York's Subway

After a women carrying a baby and a stroller suffered a fall, accessibility advocates are again calling for more elevators in the city's subway stations. → Read More

The Data Doesn’t Lie: Chinese Food Really Is a Christmas Tradition

We used Yelp and Google Trends data to see if people really swap the eggnog for chow fun. → Read More

For Rural Americans, the Nearest Hospital May Be More Than 30 Minutes Away

A new Pew Research Center study finds rural Americans face longer travel times to hospitals and feel they have lower quality healthcare than urban residents. → Read More

Experience the Joy and Pain of Chicago Transit, in a Card Game

LOOP is both a card game and a tribute to the city’s famous L trains. → Read More

A Trump Birthright Citizenship Order Will Create Millions of Undocumented Children

If the prevailing application of the 14th Amendment no longer holds, new data documents where the children who would be affected by an executive order live. → Read More

Free Rides and Office Holidays: The Companies Making It Easier to Vote

Instead of voter suppression, these companies and transit agencies are engaged in voter support. They want to make access to the polls easier on Election Day. → Read More

The Towns Where Trick-or-Treaters May Run Afoul of the Law

From California to Maryland, local ordinances penalize trick-or-treating by teens, after 8 PM, or even while wearing a mask. → Read More

Mapping Which Neighborhoods Are Buried In Student Debt

How much of your paycheck goes towards student loans? → Read More

How Apps Like Waze Tracked the Hurricane Florence Evacuation

As Hurricane Florence battered the Carolinas, navigation apps and mapping companies tracked road closures and evacuations. → Read More

If You Don’t Do Stairs, Half of New York City is a Transit Desert

The city’s subway is by far the most inaccessible in the nation. That has a big economic impact on the whole city, according to a new report. → Read More

The Queer Eye Mayor on Trump, Campaigns, and Resistance Beards

Mayor Ted Terry got a makeover to look less like a "Millennial." He's since won re-election. → Read More

Electric Double-Decker Buses Are Coming for Commuters

They’re not just for sightseeing anymore. → Read More