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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

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Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.

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Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

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Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

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Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

Sarah Goodyear

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

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Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Patrols of Privately Owned Apartment Buildings

Plaintiffs allege the policy leaves black and Latino residents 'under siege in their own homes.'

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Which Cities Have the Most Global Clout?

New York and London top the list in a new ranking of 66 cities around the world. 

Sarah Goodyear

Why a Pedestrian Avenue Makes So Much Sense for Midtown Manhattan

Despite initial skepticism, a 6 ½ Avenue would merely legitimize behavior that is already happening.

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A Brief History of the Parking Meter

How a newspaperman in Oklahoma City revolutionized downtown parking.

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Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bus Rapid Transit

A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.

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The Elusiveness of Police Accountability

If Trayvon Martin had been shot by an officer, his killing wouldn't have sparked a national outcry. Why it's so hard to hold officers accountable for excessive force.