Emily Badger

NYC Election Atlas

Proof That Lots of New Yorkers Once Actually Liked Anthony Weiner

And other patterns from a new Election Atlas of New York voting results.

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Tulsa Has Been Billing Residents to Recycle Green Waste … Then Burning It

Oops.

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The Most Damning Passages in the New York Stop and Frisk Ruling

The numbers are bad. But these recorded quotes from department leaders really get at the heart of the problem.

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How Race and Inequality Influence the Size of Urban Police Forces

Findings from the police staffing levels of 64 U.S. cities.

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200 Years of Books Prove That City-Living Changes Our Psychology

We are now more materialistic and individualistic.

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What if the Rest of the World Used as Much Air Conditioning as Americans?

U.S. households use more energy for A/C than the rest of the world combined. But that's changing, fast.

Bears Need Highway Overpasses, Too

Inside the dramatic world of transportation planning for wildlife.

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The Worst Place to Be on a Hot Summer Day? A New York Subway Platform

This is way more unbearable than standing on black asphalt in the blazing sun.

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One Town's Amazing Plan to Lift Its Entire Downtown Above Sea-Level Rise

Highlands, New Jersey, is considering a nearly $200 million project to raise itself 11 feet.

City of Oakland

Should Cities Be in the Business of Issuing Debit Cards?

A proposal to help the unbanked (and often undocumented).

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How Many Gentrification Critics Are Actually Gentrifiers Themselves?

Few groups, two researchers argue, are more hypocritical than urbanists discussing gentrification.

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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Watch This Adorable Robot Scoot Down Utility Lines Searching for Damage

Meet the "SkySweeper."

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Obama Neglected an Awful Lot of People in His Big Housing Speech

The poor, the homeless, renters, and anyone who doesn't aspire to buy a house.

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Why Home-Cooking From Total Strangers May Be the Future of Food

The sharing economy moves into a new niche: dinner. Will queasy eaters and regulators buy in?

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Can One Man Change the Shape of an Entire City?

A study of Baron von Haussmann's Paris.

Census Bureau

Where 60 Million People in the U.S. Don't Speak English at Home

The number is on the rise.

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A Pedestrian Is Killed in a Traffic Crash in the U.S. Every 2 Hours

A troubling trend that's getting worse.

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Why You Don't Want Your Local Sports Team to Own Your Local Newspaper

Red Sox owner John Henry just bought the Boston Globe, and it could spell trouble.