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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

America's Leading College Towns

Mapping the metros with the largest share and largest number of college students.

Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

What Not to Bring to the 2012 Conventions

Your lasers, your bike locks, your pieces of wood, and any hopes you had of actually getting near the action.

Big Cities, Bad Cities, Beer Cities: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Why Restaurant Week Won't Die, Despite the Haters

Every year, critics complain about amateur eaters and disappointing food. So why do so many cities keep the tradition going?

Using Uber Ridership Data to Compare Cities and Neighborhoods

San Francisco's Financial District is more Manhattan-like than it is San Francisco-like, and other observations.

Does This Boston Mural Contain a Hidden Terrorist Message?

Almost certainly not, but that isn't stopping Fox News commentators from seeing a "female Muslim suicide bomber."

Do Basketball Arenas Spur Economic Development?

The latest research finds arenas are "not the cause of development so much as they are the effect."

Data-Mining a City's Visual Identity

Researchers train an algorithm to tell us why Paris looks like Paris.

Trees vs. Power Lines: Will We Have to Choose?

The debate over how to secure our nation's power grids comes courtesy of yet another climate change-related feedback loop.

The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

Death for the World's Largest Eco-Bathroom

All the bathroom news that's fit to print.

The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

Think the system runs on sharing, community and trust? You're wrong.

Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.