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The Last Seltzer Man in New York City: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

AP/Charlie Riedel

The Burden of Hosting a Super Bowl

On Sunday, Glendale, Arizona will host its second NFL championship game. History is making it hard for city officials to be excited about it.

Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

How China's Filthy Air Is Screwing With Our Weather

Toxic smog billowing from China's coal-fired power plants is making snowstorms in the U.S. worse.

This Is How Normal Walking to School Used to Be

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

Spire

A New Global Swarm of Weather-Sensing Satellites

Armed with tiny orbiting sensors, a startup plans to build the world's largest database of private weather data.

Reuters

The Logic of Long Lines

They're not always a waste of time—for consumers or for businesses.

World Bank

East Asia's Massive Urban Growth, in 5 Infographics

If everyone who recently migrated to cities in the region were a country unto themselves, it would be the world's sixth largest.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

Iceland Is Melting So Fast, It's Literally Popping Off the Planet

That’s grim news not just for Icelanders, but for everyone.

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The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

Top engineer Ted Zoli says the era of shared-use structures has arrived.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?

In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.

Skylines for Your Wrist

These colorful, gold-plated bangles feature landmarks big and small.

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Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

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The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

Uli Holz/Data Cuisine/MiCT

These Delicious Appetizers Are Also Data Visualizations About the Middle East

Who knew saffron risotto with barberry chutney could say so much about Internet censorship in Iran?

Sean Cassidy/Joe Wilson

In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens

This visionary office attaches to existing buildings to fill them with light, hope, and zucchini.

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The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete

Here in Britain at least, cement has been deemed to be part of our heritage, too.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.

AP/Bebeto Matthews

On Airpnp, Supply and Demand Heads to the Bathroom

What a peer-to-peer, pay-to-pee service says about the lack of public restrooms in Western cities.

NOAA

Here's How We Know Global Warming Made This Week's Blizzard Worse

The oceans are getting warmer and that means bigger, badder storms in the future.