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Uber's Plan to Dominate Cabs by Phone Is Starting to Work Again

New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.

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Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Urban Tech Scenes

New York sets its sights on extending the benefits of the city's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.

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Urbanist Portmanteau of the Day: Funderpass

This one should have been invented a while ago.

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A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.

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'Oakland Is the Newark of the West Coast'

And other metrophors.

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City-Themed Holiday Card of the Day: A 'Virtual Geoglyph'

Season's Greetings from a bicycle geek.

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The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

New York Unveils a Gigantic Group Swing

This art installation seats 42, and comes complete with audio, readings and pigeons.

Meet the Woman Tasked With Saving New York From the Next Sandy

Judith Rodin will help design a "climate-conscious overhaul" of New York's infrastructure before the next storm rolls in.

Samuel Krueger

The 'Strong Core' Theory of Los Angeles

Samuel Krueger believes he's identified a structure to L.A. that's not unlike Manhattan or Chicago's Loop.

Outdoor Smoking Bans: Impossible to Enforce, or Inevitable?

Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.

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2/3 of Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.Y. Were Outside the 100-Year Flood Zone

One more sign it's time to rethink our planning for natural disasters.

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Mapping the New York Neighborhoods With the Most Out-of-Towners

Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.

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The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

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Riding the Subway as Therapy

Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.

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Life and Death on the Tracks in New York: Would You Be a Hero?

The thing is, we can all imagine a tragedy like the one in New York this week happening to us.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

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America Is Finally Closing Prisons. Now What Do We Do With Them?

The trickiest reuse challenge yet.

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Unsolicited Political Advice of the Day: Mitt for Mayor!

And other juicy tidbits.