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In Search of 'Authentic' City Tour Guides

This site pairs locals up with travelers for guided strolls.

Reuters / Jonathan Ernst

Obama’s Clean Power Plan Now Depends (Even More) On the Next President

The EPA can’t enforce the regulations until the Supreme Court weighs in, but states can still use them as guidance.

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The Justice Department Sues Ferguson to Enforce Reforms

“There is no price when it comes to constitutional policing,” says Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

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Your Barista Might Hold the Key to Your Next Apartment

Why low-tech personal networks still help us find housing.

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You Know More People Than You Think You Do

New research suggests that our social networks are a lot wider than we realize.

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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.

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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.

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Why Historic Preservation Districts Are Crucial to Cities

Historic neighborhoods provide benefits to everyone, not just homeowners.

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Dogs Now Ride for Free on the Madrid Metro

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

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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.

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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.

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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.