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What If We Had Measured Poverty Differently for the Past 50 Years?

The Census' Supplemental Poverty Measure paints a different picture of the poor and the social safety net.

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Mapping the Age of Every Building in Manhattan

A new tool called Urban Layers tracks Manhattan's rise, block by block, since 1765.

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How Skyrocketing Development in Texas Could Suck the State Dry

The Lone Star State is losing open space faster than any other, and that's bad news for the water cycle.

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What a Hacker Can Learn About You From a Coffee Shop's WiFi

Over public networks, the barrier to your personal details is pretty darn low.

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Berlin Wants to Build a Pool in the Middle of the City's River

The Flussbad Berlin project represents a bold, new imagining of what a metropolitan river can be.

Anthony Flint

Why Is Italy's 'National Mall' so Unwelcoming?

Caserta's La Reggia palace and grounds could bring new energy and a sense of ownership to citizens of a tourist destination—if only it wasn't so hard to get in.

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The Gods Are Watching You Pee, so Don't Do It in Public

How ceramic tiles featuring deities might curb an Indian health hazard: Public urination.

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Why New Yorkers Can't Find a Taxi When It Rains

Cabbies might quickly make enough to call it a day. Or they might not think it's worth it to be out at all.

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The Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't Negotiate

Violence erupted this weekend in densely packed Mong Kok, where a lack of leadership complicates efforts at a resolution.

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San Francisco Experiments with Miniature Street Art

Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.

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Mapping Where Jimmy John's Ex-Employees Are Forbidden to Make Sandwiches

It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.

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Here's How Your Brain Gets You Around Town

A mix of imagination and memories of the physical shape of your surroundings helps orient you when you're lost.

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Large Metros Have Generated the Lion's Share of Employment Since the Great Recession

Are big, successful cities the new normal?

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When Streets Aren't Safe for Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Eating and Drinking at the Top of London's BT Tower

A film made when the 581-foot tower was a lot groovier.

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The Social and Economic Impact of Ebolaphobia

Our cities lose when we demonize one of our most educated and skilled immigrant communities.

Patricio Murphy

How Formalizing a Network of 'Waste-Pickers' Is Making Buenos Aires Greener

The city claims to have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 44 percent in just one year.

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What We Can Learn from a Dutch Bike Traffic Jam

Even in the cycling utopia of the Netherlands, bicyclists face infrastructure problems.

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Remembering the London Beer Flood

On this day 200 years ago, a crowd of unlucky Londoners learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a free drink.