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The Leading U.S. Cities for LGBT Equality

They are mostly found on the coasts, according to a new study.

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The Many Ways Cities Are Trying to Make Uber Illegal

The company's been banned or fined in pretty much every major American city, and now, regulators are trying to make it illegal across the U.S.

The Portrait of the Artist as Urban Planner

When he's not doing his day job, planner Neil Freeman likes to render the city in abstract and unique ways.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Urban Living: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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The Rise of 'Urban Ecology'

Scientists have taken a new interest in how plant and animal life respond to the city.

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Inside Fast Food Workers' Historic Fight for Living Wages

New York's 'McJobs' workers go on strike for the first time.

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Why New York's Transit System Fared So Well During Sandy

A pre- and post-storm review, released by NYU's Rudin Center, has a few recommendations but mostly praise.

Urban Fixes to Fight the Next Sandy

Unconventional ideas for climate-proofing New York City.

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The Quiet Rise of the Much-Maligned Condo

You may be living in one yourself in the near future.

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Forecasting Flu Outbreaks on a City-By-City Basis

Researchers looking into New York City's flu rates think they may be able to predict local pandemics seven weeks before they happen.

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Stat of the Day: No One Was Slashed, Stabbed or Shot in New York City Yesterday

Has this happened before? Ever?

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The Empire State Building Becomes a Dancing, Twinkling Light Show

A sleek new system adds motion to the traditional "Tower Lights."

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Car Elevators: Not Just for Rich People

Automated parking garages are now popping up on both coasts. Could this save dense cities space?

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Cities With Denser Cores Do Better

Packed city centers are correlated with economic growth, talent levels, and diversity.

Improv Everywhere

Prank of the Day: Black Friday at the Dollar Store

Improv Everywhere doin' that thing they do.

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Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

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How Cities Celebrate Thanksgiving

Traditions from around the country.

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Thanksgiving Parade Helium: Too Expensive?

The cost to fill all those balloons is nearly twice what it was 15 years ago.

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An Artist Transforms Old Milk Cartons Into Fluffy Clouds

A new exhibit on New York's Governors Island turns trash into funky plastic sculptures.