A round-up of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.
Blame cars, and coal-fired burners.
The libertarian from Kentucky has his own plan for how to save Detroit.
Memorials and tributes to the South African icon, from Soweto to Brooklyn.
What today's appointment means for the future of crime fighting in New York.
Newly released documents also allege that the Mayor used heroin.
Homicides in Chicago are way down.
He'll be calling in to Washington, D.C.'s crude "The Sports Junkies" show.
You've heard of food deserts, but what about pet food deserts?
The power of a questionnaire.
Despite worries about normalization, the city has reversed its position on trying to police legal behavior on private property.
And its pensions could be cut, a judge has ruled.
Don't listen to conservative arguments that higher taxes will scare off the city's elite.
Countries like Italy and Spain are turning away from the world, with grave consequences for the European project.
Blame the weed. And the crack.
A few have tried, but none have succeeded.
Metropolitan political divides have replaced the old red-state/blue-state cleavage.
Don't believe what you're hearing about Rob Ford's ever-loyal supporters. The truth is much more complicated.