Nate Berg

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Fun at the Crosswalk

Waiting for the walk sign doesn't have to be boring.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

OECD

In Search of a Uniform Way to Define the City

To understand and compare modern metropolises, city borders just don't cut it.

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Singapore: The Reluctant World Capital of Tiny Homes

The city-state is on its way to being overrun with pint-sized condos. The government wants it to stop.

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3 Sizes Fit All: Norfolk's Downtown, Urban, and Suburban Designations

Easing revitalization by placing the city's neighborhoods into one of three groups.

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Your Body Is a Wondermap

The cartographic utility of human appendages and the places they resemble.

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A Continental Network to Monitor How We're Trashing the Environment

New nationwide observatory will track how climate change and land use affect ecosystems.

Reuters

These May Be The Least 'Livable' Cities, But They're the Future

Top-ranking cities have little relevance to emerging world cities.

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Policing the Police on Those Distracting In-Car Computers

Fort Wayne moves to limit when officers can type and stare at their on-board screens.

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The Surprising Spending Habits of India's Rural Population

For the first time in two decades, rural spending is growing faster than urban spending. How can this be?

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Dubai's Misguided Effort to Motivate its Bus Drivers

A nice idea in theory that's nonetheless super unsafe.

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Do More Car Accidents Happen in Bigger Cities?

New data suggests that city population plays little role in frequency of collisions.

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Education and Job Requirements: The Great Mismatch

Gaps between educational attainment and job openings are responsible for our long-term unemployment problems.

Reuters

You Didn't Plant That: Where Urban Trees Really Come From

Most city trees aren't the result of tree-planting programs.

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Parkour for Dogs

Turning the cityscape into a ninja playground is even more rad when dogs do it.

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India's Quixotic Quest to End Human-Hauled Sewage

Hand-emptied toilets could be outlawed, but they're not likely to disappear any time soon.

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Making Sense of Inevitable Transit Delays

Researchers are using rider data to better understand how stressed subway crowds flow through the system.

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Who Has the Right to Preserve a City's Past?

As an out-of-towner applies for historic designation, a city considers changing its rules on preservation.

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The Gayest Crosswalk Ever

Now there's always a rainbow at the intersection of San Vicente and Santa Monica.