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Most cities in the United States tax land according to what an owner builds on it. That's great if you're an owner, but lousy if you're a city that wants something cool built on it. The solution: tax it according to what an owner can build on it.
3 days ago   Slate
75 years after the first meter was installed in Oklahoma City, cities are beginning to rethink traditional parking regulation strategies. Tom Vanderbilt considers the options.
Oct 21, 2010   Slate
At $41,000 the new Chevrolet Volt is a "rich man's ride." Charles Lane asks why is President Obama offering federal tax credits of $7,500 to help better-off American's buy expensive cars?
Aug 2, 2010   Slate
Tom Vanderbilt explains adroitly "how not having a car became Hollywood shorthand for loser." Why does the film industry have such contempt for the carless?
Aug 2, 2010   Slate
The idea of separated bicycle lanes is growing in popularity. Tom Vanderbilt at Slate looks at the increase in investment and attention to making room for bicycles and increasing safety so more people will ride.
Jul 2, 2010   Slate
As part of its series looking at improving transportation in the U.S., <em>Slate</em> delves into the intricacies of parking requirements and how they impact transportation and traffic in cities.
Jun 29, 2010   Slate
<em>Slate</em> is soliciting ideas from its readers to improve the nation's transportation system.
Jun 21, 2010   Slate
Slate's Fred Kaplan points out that the Times Square bomber was thwarted because of Jacob's famous "eyes on the street."
May 10, 2010   Slate
Witold Rybczynski says that people have lost their faith in city-driven urban planning, and that the private marketplace is driving the changes we need today.
Apr 5, 2010   Slate
Slate continues its series on wayfinding with the little-known story of the symbolic conflicts among the U.S., the former Soviet Union and Japan over how to direct people in a time of crisis.
Mar 10, 2010   Slate
This slideshow from <em>Slate</em> explores some of the strangest maps in history.
Dec 7, 2009   Slate