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The Bicycle Light That's a Threat to Thieves

A couple of MIT grads have developed a light that's 1) extremely hard to steal, and 2) shaped like a pistol.

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Zipcar's Cities of the Future

Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

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The World's Best Cities for Students

If you're in college, these are the cities where you want to be.

Miguel Tremblay

Motion-Activated Pothole Sensors ... In Your Phone

Boston hopes its driver-operated Street Bump app will grow sensitive enough to detect cracks in the pavement before they become gravel-spewing craters.

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

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Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

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DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."

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What's the Story Behind That Gun-Violence Super Bowl Ad?

America's mayors have joined up to battle criminal-gun trafficking... and to make entertaining football commercials, apparently.

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New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

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Little Living Is Cheap Living

A man in Boston saves money on housing by living in a mobile home he built.

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Why Chinatown Buses Are Still So Popular

Given other curbside alternatives, why do many intercity travelers remain loyal to the Chinatown service?

The Week In City Bans: Oakland Bags Bags, Boston X's Out Alcohol Ads

Cities ban things! Also in this week's edition: D.C. outlaws Occupy protesters and large dogs are no longer welcome in one Chinese city.

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Venture Capital Shifts Downtown

Boston is wooing venture capital away from its suburbs.

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Should the Post Office Be Saved?

Today's business-centric view of the mail system stands in contrast to its historical civic mandate

The Geography of Venture Capital

New York and Boston are trying to get a bigger slice of the VC pie. But a new report suggests they're going to have to work a lot harder.

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A Boston Museum's Deft Attempt at Balancing Old and New

How the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum walked the tightrope between its founder's wishes and a sleek new design