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Reuters/Jeff Tuttle

When the Midwest Runs Dry: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

Michael Raines

Meet the Latina Bicycle Brigade Fighting Against Gender-Based Violence

The Ovarian Psycos of East L.A. are an all-woman-of-color cycling collective carving out space for themselves in a hostile urban environment.


The Pokepocalypse Is Coming for New York

We aren’t catching them. They are catching us.

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Police Demand Access to Military-Grade Equipment After Shootings in Dallas and Baton Rouge

Police organizations want a ban on such equipment repealed for officer safety, but killings of police are actually at an all-time low.

Cleveland Museum of Art

This Map Shows How Artists Built New York

An exhibit about the friendship between Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt shows how art has nurtured New York—and vice versa.

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Donald Trump Loses His War Against a Scottish Wind Farm

The plan threatened views from a Trump-owned golf course.

Brian Snyder/Reuters

The GOP Is Afraid of My City

Trump’s RNC acceptance speech aimed to terrify Americans about their own urban areas.

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Police Leaders Don't Support Trump's 'Law and Order' Agenda

An organization that represents more than 30,000 law-enforcement officials has problems with Trump’s ‘law and order’ message.


Could the Dutch Be Even More Bike-Friendly?

Amsterdam’s new “bike mayor” thinks so, and Anna Luten also wants her fellow cyclists to clean up their etiquette.

Manuscripts and Archives Division/The New York Public Library

Mapping Where LGBT History Unfolded in New York

A new preservation project will document around 1,000 sites throughout the five boroughs.

Oregon Historical Society

The Racist History of Portland, the Whitest City in America

It’s known as a modern-day hub of progressivism, but its past is one of exclusion.  

AP Photo/Joseph Kaczmarek

Navigating Philadelphia's Antiquated Mass Transit System: A Delegate's Guide

Good luck figuring out the bus schedules, using the concourses, and holding on to your tokens.

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara

Japan's Safety Guide for Distracted, Wandering Pokemon Go Players

Now that the game has finally launched in Pokemon’s birth country, the Japanese government is prepared for the worst.


Cleveland Won the Republican National Convention

The city gave more than it got from hosting the RNC, and Public Square was the event’s MVP.

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Don't Even Think About Playing 'Pokémon Go' in Saudi Arabia

It’s allegedly pro-evolution, promotes gambling, and contains symbols of “devious religions and organizations.”

Charles Platiau/Reuters

End of the Line for France's Night Trains?

Half the country’s domestic night routes will be scrapped this autumn.

AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Mega-Events Are Warming Up Conversations on Food Waste

Hunger and trashed food are commanding attention at this summer's biggest events, from the political conventions to the Olympic Games.

Reuters//Wolfgang Rattay

Germany's Search for the Leftover WWII Bombs Lurking in Its Cities

In one city, more than 300 unexploded delayed-action bombs are hiding in the ground, putting its residents on edge.