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When Streets Aren't Safe for Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Adapting America's Public Libraries for the Digital Age

A new report from the Aspen Institute discusses the future of an important institution.

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Catastrophe, Twitter, and Our Changing Relationship to Place: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Nature Flourishes in Our Cities' Vacant Lots: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Musings on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Photography Book London Officials Never Wanted You to See

Subterranean London compiles the images of a dozen photographers who explored the city's underground spaces without permission.

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You Can Help Identify Chicago's Wild Animals

Name that critter—from the comfort of your couch.

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Will Newark's Feel-Good Street Signs Reduce Crime?: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Sole of Louisiana's Boot Is Disintegrating: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Local Charities Seem Great If You're White and Rich

Many factors influence people's attitudes about community service organizations, including whether or not they know those groups exist.

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The Power of Walking: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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A Resurgence of Ravens in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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The Effects of Chicago's Violence on Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Learning How to Read Your City's Streets: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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What to Expect From Your Future Library: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Behind the Movement to Make Antoni Gaudí a Saint: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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A Special Urban Brand of Melancholy? Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Rethinking the Palm Trees of Los Angeles: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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What If You Could Choose Between the Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?

In the future, GPS directions may not always be destination-driven.