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New York vs. London, in Debate Form

Two great global cities went head-to-head in a battle of words over which one is the best.

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

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Inside Smellvertising, the Scented Advertising Tactic Coming Soon to a City Near You

U.K. bus stops will soon smell like delicious baked potatoes. And this is likely just the beginning.

Postcard From London

A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.

Omer Sagiv

Solar-Powered Concept Car Fuses 'Batman' With 'Tron'

A London designer gives the staid solar car a badass, stealth-bomberlike makeover.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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London's New Superpower Recycle Bins

They have LCD screens for news, wi-fi and can withstand major bomb blasts.

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Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

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How to Find the Least Crowded Subway Car

A British blogger conceives an answer: digital platforms that indicate the passenger volumes of various cars.

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When Preparing for Major Events, How Should Cities Balance Civil Rights and Security?

As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.

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Great and Not-So-Great Subway Logos

A look at the best and worst designs from around the world

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What the Eurostar's Success Means for California HSR

A new study shows just how much high-speed rail dominates the Paris-to-London trip and concludes it would compete with air travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco

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In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

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High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

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The City IKEA Built

The home retail giant is building a walkable, mostly car-free neighborhood in East London

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The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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Have Yourself a Merry City Christmas

A collection of holiday photos to remind us why we need our public spaces