Nate Berg

Reuters

When 'Carmageddon' Strikes, How Much of California Feels the Pain?

Warnings have been blaring up and down the state for months. Is this really necessary?

NYC DOT

Traffic Fatalities Are on the Rise in New York. Is Distracted Driving to Blame?

City officials think so, and they've launched a low-tech campaign to get people to pay attention.

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It's Official: Downtowns Are Booming

Neighborhoods within 2 miles of city hall saw huge jumps in population between 2000 and 2010, according to new numbers from the Census.

Reuters

Even the Smell of Cigarettes Changes How We Use Public Spaces

Smokers and the battle for the outdoors.

Reuters

The Growing Inequality of Home Building in India

Cities are building more houses than ever, but they are priced out of reach for the poor.

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Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

YouTube/MITNewsOffice

This Vest May Well Be the Future of Indoor Mapping

Wearable cartographic tech enables people to map the insides of buildings just by walking around.

LandEx

A Search Engine for Landscapes

Landex helps you find neighborhoods just like yours, the country over.

Vimeo/FidiGlobal

Crowdfunding a Skyscraper

You don't need a wealthy developer when you've got thousands of small investors.

Reuters

The Crazy Pidgin Language That Unites Africa's Megacity

Finding a common linguistic ground in a city of 20 million and 500 languages.

Flickr/The Shopping Sherpa

The Tricky Politics of Vacant Lots

A Philadelphia local transformed a lot into a park on his own dime. But the city says the conversion was illegal, and is threatening to sue.

Flickr/Ed Yourdon

Does Who You See on the Street Determine How Long You'll Live?

New research suggests who you see may subtly affect your life expectancy.

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Want Healthier Seniors? Give Them Bus Passes

Researchers find free rides on public transit can spur physical activity in older adults.

Esri

Mapping Acceptance of Same-Sex Marriage

There's uneven support for it across the country, but many clusters of agreement.

Reuters

The Difference Between Bus Riders and Train Riders

The characteristics of the average L.A. transit user depends on what form of transit they use.

Mark Byrnes

Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.

Articulo 19

A Grim Map of Disappeared Mexican Journalists

Drug wars and cartels have been blamed for the disappearance of at least 13 journalists since 2003.

Reuters

Where Urban Land Growth Is About to Explode

Regions where urbanization is likely to increase by 2030, and where it will have the most impact.

Vimeo/Jonathan Massey and Brett Snyder

The Real Birthplace of Occupy Wall Street

The physical and digital combined into an "open-source hypercity urbanism."