London

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

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Boston Is One of the Best Prepared U.S. Cities to Handle a Crisis

The city conducted vivid, citywide disaster simulations in 2011 and 2012.

Benedikt Groß

Imagining the World's Cities in the Ocean-Dominated 'Hunger Games' Universe

If climate change caused the waters to rise by 500 feet, this is what major international cities might look like.

Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

Chicago Bid Book

What Happens to the Olympics Plans of Cities That Don't Win Them?

More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

Stamen

4 of the World's Great Cities Like You've Never Seen Them Before

You probably didn't even know that watercolor comes in 3D.

Senseable City Lab

Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.

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Are London's Public Buses the New Prozac?

Taking the bus makes people feel more social and less lonely, researchers say.

Brendan McDermid/Reuters

The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

London Cycling Campaign

Redesign of the Day: A Truck That Won't Kill Cyclists

London Cycling Campaign has a free design tip.

Emma Webb

Postcards From a Part of the London Underground Riders Never See

The intricate patterns of rail yards.

BBC

Britain's Oddly Captivating Reality Show About Land Use

The Planners is partly bucolic escapism and partly a sidelong look at the state of Britain today. And yes, it's actually fascinating.

En!gma

Temporary City of the Day: London, at Burning Man

That's the idea, at least.

John Snow

Happy 200th Birthday to a Mapmaker Who Changed the World

John Snow mapped out cases of cholera during an infamous 1854 outbreak in London.

Courtesy Crossrail

There's a Lot More Skeletons Where These Came From

Modern London was built on top of a large number of plague pits, and the city's thirst for more space means digging won't slow down any time soon.

Gestalten

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."

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A Brief History of Suburbia's Rise and Fall

A new paper tracks suburbia from its ideological roots in the Victorian era to its harsh detractors in the modern age.

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Survey Claims That 75 Percent of People Use Cellphones in the Bathroom

One-quarter of men surveyed also reported sitting down to pee so they could use their phones with both hands.