Sara Johnson

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Urban Explorers Think About Public Space Differently Than We Do

Author Moses Gates on what we should be able to access.

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Tunnel Opening of the Day: Bypassing Highway 1's Least Reliable Stretch

Today marks the end of roughly 75 years of on-again-off-again road closures in a suburb of San Francisco.

McKinsey Global Institute

Urban App of the Day: Compare Global Cities on the iPad

See how places compare based on population, household income, and GPD.

Adnan Abidi/Reuters

Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

Reuters

D.C. Lawyer Appointed as Detroit's Emergency Manager

Kevyn Orr has a background in business restructuring, and worked on Chrysler's 2009 bankruptcy.

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When It Comes to Talking on Phones While Driving, Americans Are the Worst

According to a CDC study, we do this more than most European countries.

Rob Lutter

A Biker Chronicles His Trip From London to Hong Kong Via Instagram

Rob Lutter has spent the last 19 months biking across Europe into Asia.

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Time-Waster of the Day: Guess that City

A new online game has a very simple goal: guess the city in a Google Street View. That's harder than it sounds, let me tell you.

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

Alejandro Cartagena

A Lens on the Pickup Carpoolers of Monterrey

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena captures intimate scenes of informal commuting.

Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Berlin's New Airport Can't Turn Its Own Lights Off

Problems keep piling up at the construction site that will eventually become Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

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A Pope Says Goodbye

The 85-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic world gives his last general address.

Reuters

Exploding Hot Air Balloon Kills 19 in Egypt

All balloon flights have been banned until further notice.

U.S. Census Bureau

The Hidden Poverty Rates of Smaller U.S. Minority Communities

New Census data sheds light on the relationship between poverty and selected racial groups in American cities.

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Lunar New Year Around the World

Welcoming the Year of the Snake.

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Holiday Appropriate Public Art of the Day: Giant Heart in Times Square

An installation that "wraps around the visitors," created from Superstorm Sandy-ravaged boardwalks.

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Love Celebrations Across the Globe

Balloons, teddy bears, and kissing contests.

Sara Johnson

Are Food Trucks Worse for the Environment Than Storefronts?

It's not easy to compare them, but we're giving it a shot.

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In Berlin, Searching for Food in the Dumpster Is the Next Big Thing

A new German website alerts members about the location and content of leftover sustenance.