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Photographic 'Love Letters' to New York and London

Daniella Zalcman blends images of the two cities in a way that's both fantastical and haunting.

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How the Location of State Capitals Influences Political Corruption

Remote cities are especially vulnerable to scandal, according to a new study.

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A Quest to Save New York City's Disappearing Diners

Preservationist Michael Perlman, who calls diners "cornerstones of Americana," has a unique niche.

How to Save Water-Starved Cities

The key, according to a new report, is forming partnerships with farmers.

Crowdsourcing a City's Quiet Corners

A new app called Stereopublic is your guide to urban silence.

Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

Miha Tamura captures the extraordinary side of this everyday ride.

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.

What's Your City Watching on YouTube?

A new tool shows the geography of Internet distraction.

Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

Mega-collector David Rumsey explains how maps are an "archive of information."

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How You Cross the Street Largely Depends on Where You're From

French pedestrians take more "risks" at crosswalks than the Japanese, says a new study.

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How Cash-Strapped Cities Will Handle Terrorism

At New York Ideas, Ray Kelly says we should be prepared for more cameras — and smarter cameras.

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The Uncertain Future of Public Roads

More and more states are privatizing highways and roads. Whether that's a good thing or a bad thing is a matter of increasing debate.

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Why Sewage Plants Are Especially Vulnerable to Climate Change

Nearly 11 billion gallons of waste spilled into waterways after Superstorm Sandy, according to a new report.

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The Flashing Yellow Turn Signal: Good for Drivers, Bad for Pedestrians

Drivers focus so much on oncoming cars that they fail to notice walkers.

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There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

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Ho Chi Minh City Scrambling to Put Transit in Place Before People Start Buying Cars

"Once people get into a car, it's hard to get them out."

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Housing Status Plays a Surprisingly Large Role in Post-Disaster Distress

Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.

Skyscraper Trees: Good or Gimmicky?

Debating the merits of planting forests on the sides of tall buildings.