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A Novel Idea for Regulating Airbnb

A "renters rights" exchange could spread costs and benefits more evenly across city neighborhoods.

Emily DeRuy / The Atlantic

The Dark Side of a Tech Boom

As Tesla and Apple move in, Reno, Nevada, is building lots of high-end apartments, but little in the way of affordable housing.

Airbnb

Rent Vincent Van Gogh's 'Bedroom in Arles' for $10 a Night

A replica of the room in the famous Post-Impressionist painting is being listed on Airbnb in Chicago.

National Trust for Historic Preservation/Cynthia Lynn

Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Crucial to Cities

Historic neighborhoods provide benefits to everyone, not just homeowners.

Flick/Kars Alfrink

Dogs Now Ride for Free on the Madrid Metro

Not all European subway systems are so generous to the four-legged.

Flickr/Thorsten Krienke

Even Silent Discos Are Too Loud for This Swiss City

Lausanne, the party capital of Switzerland, turns it down.

U.S. DOT

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.

Inside Hyperloop's Lab

A reality-based tour of California’s most fantastical infrastructure concept.

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File

Masked Attackers Have Smashed Nearly 50 Cars in Berlin

They’re claiming the act as a protest against gentrification.

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Climate Change Might Lengthen Transatlantic Flights

A scientist says global warming could trigger delays and extend Europe-to-America journeys.

NOAA

The Rainfall of 20 El Niños, in 1 Big Graphic

The seasonal drenching shows a big geographical consistency … until it doesn’t.

Placemeter

Watch New Yorkers Hurry Across Union Square in Real-Time

Placemeter’s live map tracks pedestrian and bike activity in one of the city’s busy intersections.

Colas / Joachim Bertrand

Coming Soon to France: Hundreds of Miles of Solar-Powered Roads

Thin panels installed on existing roads could be used to power streetlights and homes within five years.

AP/Gerry Broome

North Carolina's Tainted 2016 Primary Election

A federal court has ruled the state’s racially gerrymandered congressional map unconstitutional. Whatever happens now, voters are likely to lose.

AP Photo/Matt Slocum

How 311 Apps Make Winter a Bit More Bearable

In Philadelphia, residents can request on-demand plowing and salting after snowfalls.

Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress

The Long, Ugly History of the Politics of Lead Poisoning

Or, why the longest-lasting childhood epidemic in U.S. history wasn’t ever treated like one.

Bobby Yip / REUTERS

Hong Kong's 'Fishball Revolution' Is About More Than Street Food

Violence between protesters and police appears to be borne out of a deep-seated mistrust.

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Snow Removal With Wheelchair Users in Mind

A lack of citizen awareness, not to mention accountability, can leave some residents stuck in their homes much longer than others.