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Hong Kong Protesters Get 3 Unappealing Choices—and 1 Possible Compromise

Hong Kong's chief executive has asked student protesters to meet as early as next week.

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What Would It Be Like to Live in a Town Run by Investors?

For the "charter city" movement in Honduras, overcoming legal hurdles is followed by thousands of crucial questions.

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Would You Take the 'Walk to Get Your Groceries' Challenge?

Strong Towns wants to change the way Americans see the places they live—such as what a walk to the store reveals about infrastructure.

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Why Is D.C. So Expensive? Because of Congress

Unlike San Francisco or New York City, the nation's capital is an expensive city to call home as a result of federal fiat.

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The Hong Kong Protests Have Taken a Violent Turn

As pro-democracy demonstrations stretch into a third week, police advance on protesters and reports emerge of brutality.

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When Climate Change Has Already Come

The country's first institute of adaptation science will help Norfolk, Virginia, deal with its steadily rising waters.

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All the Places The New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn

From Berlin to Beijing, anywhere with an artisanal vegan soap store is a bit like New York's hippest borough.

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The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

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When the '64 Olympics Came to Tokyo

A photographic tour of the city's late Summer Games.

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Let Your Kids Ride the Bus Alone

The Free-Range Kids Project wants parents to loosen their grip and raise more independent children.

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What Old Transit Maps Can Teach Us About a City's Future

An analysis of once-rejected, later-constructed routes in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Houston.

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The Remarkable Philanthropic Result of the Most Expensive Team Purchase in NFL History

Charities and nonprofits in Buffalo and Detroit are poised to get a big boost thanks to late Bills owner Ralph Wilson.

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Should Massachusetts Change Time Zones?

Support is growing for a defection from the dark and dreary EST.

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3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities

It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."

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Nutritious Food Is Getting More Expensive

New research shows a widening gap between the price of healthy and not-so-healthy foods.

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Seattle May Miss Its NBA Team, but Its Old Arena Doesn't

After losing millions of dollars during the Sonics' final years, the 52-year-old Key Arena is a moneymaker again.

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Oslo Really Didn't Want the 2022 Winter Olympics

Hosting the games has become a sprawling, expensive, drama-filled honor.

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Advice for Hong Kong's Protesters From a Tiananmen Activist

"To have everything or nothing is not the goal. It’s whether we can make a step forward."

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The Fading Distinction Between City and Suburb

As high-income people return to cities and urban neighborhoods, they bring much of their suburban lifestyle with them.