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Are Velodromes the Future of City Sports, or the Past?

Philly may take a chance on building a type of cycling arena that was immensely popular at the turn of the century, then all but abandoned.

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Can Undercover Officers De-Escalate Tensions at Protests?

That's not what happened in Oakland Wednesday, when an outed officer drew his gun on demonstrators and press.

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Some Law-Enforcement Agencies Are Handling Protests Right

In two cities, police have treated #BlackLivesMatter protesters as citizens to be protected, not threats to be confronted. We should demand the same all over.

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Why Cities Should Be at the Forefront of Transgender Rights

States are not politically nimble enough to secure identity rights for some of their most vulnerable populations. Cities can do better.   

Moscow Will Not Build an Eye of Sauron Downtown After All

Better luck next time, Dark Lord of Mordor. And cagey Russian artists.

Your City's Football Team Can Have Its Own European Soccer Club Logo

Football as Football re-imagines (American) football team logos as (European) football team logos. It's a huge improvement.

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The Unprecedented Scale of the #BlackLivesMatter Protests

The past weeks have seen the largest number of Americans taking to the streets since the Occupy and Iraq War protests. But what really sets these ongoing actions apart is that they are in so many cities—and spread out across them.  

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What the World Doesn't Need Are Steampunk Luxury Condos

A new Manhattan development is geared towards rich, "creative" people who want all the glamor of the wretched 19th century, but also really nice hardwood floors.

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Is Memphis Making (Another) Massive Mistake With Its Pyramid?

A giant Bass Pro Shops outlet is set to move into the infamous landmark. But the city could be on the hook for millions if the deal falls apart.

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8 Ways to Get Serious About Police Reform

These are the crucial policy debates every U.S. law enforcement agency needs to be having, right now.

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Here Are the Top 6 Designs for the Guggenheim Helsinki, and They're All a Bad Idea

Finns are right to ask whether Helsinki needs the Guggenheim as much as the Guggenheim needs the harbor city.

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Everyone Should Get Pre-Check Status at the Airport

Premium airport "pre-screening" doesn't make the rest of the line move any faster, and chips away at a chance at real security reform.

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In Search of Visibility, Protesters Take to the Highways

A second night of demonstrations following the Ferguson grand jury decision looks a bit like a nationwide effort to stall traffic.  

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What Happens Next in the Ferguson Case

As the smoke (and tear gas) clears, the next legal steps for the Ferguson community may take place at the federal level.

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No Indictment

The grand jury's decision on Monday means Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson will not face criminal charges in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

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The Best Reads on Marion Barry, D.C.'s Mayor for Life

With his death early this morning, the District is mourning a complicated man.

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Can You Afford to Flip a House? Now Is the Time

Due to an enduring credit crunch, house-flipping has reached its lowest level in 5 years—but the practice is more profitable than ever.

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A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?

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Why You Keep Seeing Plans for Off-Shore Parks

Building over-water park infrastructure is one approach for dense cities. But are these parks a flashy design fad or a real urban solution?