Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.
Add forgetfulness to the city's many woes.
Rhino horns in Vietnam, elephant tusks in Africa, turtles in Thailand, and drugs and dirty money just about everywhere.
Their task? Chew down an acre worth of poison ivy and other plants invading trees and gravestones.
London's trash cans are monitoring the phones of passers-by, so advertisers can target messages at people.
The generalized collapse of the country’s economy continues.
What began with the complaints of three women against the San Diego mayor has snowballed into allegations of crude come-ons from more than a dozen.
Bayou Corne is the biggest ongoing disaster in the United States you haven't heard of.
The number is on the rise.
Red Sox owner John Henry just bought the Boston Globe, and it could spell trouble.
Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley are on a mission to get cities and metros talking to each other.
A new meta-analysis finds that extreme changes in temperature increase the likelihood of inter-group conflict.
The concession is not about actually respecting gay rights, but "to be as politically correct and tolerant as we can be."
Meet the Hong Kong architecture firm currently in favor with Kim Jong Un.
Because they never offered him sexual harassment training, obviously.
Also, New York updates its list of offensive license plates, and one rebellious bureaucrat thwarts Pennsylvania's anti-gay-marriage laws.
NORFORCE surveils the country's sparsely populated northern coast and territories.
Communications Director Barbara Morgan went on a long, kind of unbelievable rant to Talking Points Memo on a former intern.