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The Social and Economic Roots of Oakland's Graffiti Boom

How the recession and rage against the system are fueling street art.

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Feral Dogs Invade Australia's Cities

Formerly a rural problem, wild packs are spreading disease and killing pets.

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2 Different Ways to Cut Driving by 1/5

Researchers find a short-term approach and a long-term approach.

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Can Easing Planning Rules Boost the Economy?

The British government hopes so.

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Radiating Death: How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

The closer they are, the more they fall.

The Two Approaches to Cutting City Costs

There's a short-term and a long-term approach. Cities tried one, now they're looking to the other.

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A Depressingly Crowded Map of Conflicts in Africa

A lot has happened in just a few years.

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With L.A.'s Proposed ID Cards, Immigrants Can Play a Larger Role in the City's Economy

More efforts are being made to embrace undocumented immigrants and the economic potential they have.

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Minimizing the Urban Heat Island Effect Could Reduce Rainfall

White roofs help bring down the heat, but researchers worry they could also stop the rain.

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Flexibility Is Key in Retrofitting Suburbs

Designing adaptability will help suburban areas meet residents' needs over the long term.

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The Legal Activities Banned in London

More than 400 zones in Britain's dominant city have extra rules. Disobeying them can get you a ticket.

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Road Noise: Deadly? Maybe. Annoying? Definitely.

A large share of urban dwellers live in areas where road noise is highly irritating.

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Foreclosure Crisis Opens and Closes a Treasure Trove of Parks

With one of the nation's highest foreclosure rates, Atlanta thought it had found the perfect opportunity to build more parks.

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Boosting Ridership by Replacing Buses With Rail

How L.A.'s rail system has put more riders on transit.

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Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

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Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

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Bangalore in Motion

A video tour of the everyday world of India's third most-populous city.

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Building Urban Resilience Doesn't Require Much Building At All

Bouncing back from disasters relies more on pre-planning than concrete and steel.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Ants

Are cities creating new species of animals?