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The Mayor of Phoenix Talks About Better Transit in a Car-Reliant City

Greg Stanton on bikeability, road diets, and transit's key role in economic success. (Oh, and the Super Bowl.)

Neighborhood Centers

How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty

Houston's Neighborhood Centers has spent years addressing this hidden problem—which will spread throughout the U.S.

Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

Shopping for Secondhand Graves on Craigslist

The price per square foot in New York cemeteries is nearly double that of buildable land in Brooklyn, leading some to unload unneeded resting places for a profit.

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Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.

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Where Does the Creative Class Move?

D.C., Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Houston, and Dallas draw those with "symbolic knowledge."

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The Life and Death of the Great American Halloween Pop-Up Store

What can the vicissitudes of a very nichey (and spooky) industry teach us about the economic recovery?

"London: The Information Capital"

Visualizing the New London Through Beautiful Data-Powered Graphics

The new book London: The Information Capital, brings data on the city's economics, housing, and tourism to life through stunning graphic visualizations.

Fawn Johnson

On Baltimore's High-Crime Streets, Ex-Cons Work to Stop Violence

One nonprofit sees neighborhood insiders as the best "violence interrupters."

Lauren Schneider

For Inmates in Texas Prisons, Extreme Heat Is Its Own Death Sentence

Fourteen prisoners have died from heat-related causes since 2007. Is anything being done about it?

Reuters/Alessia Pierdomenico

London Is Showing How Cities Should Treat Dirty Cars in the 21st Century

The city wants to charge the most polluting cars £12.50 to enter the city center, on top of an existing fee.

Reuters/Keith Bedford

Who Are Better People, Democrats or Republicans?

Just in time for Election Day, a new analysis shows that we all even out in the end.

There's Finally a Typeface Modeled on Public Urine Stains

"The Art of Peeing" is perfect for sending correspondence to somebody you don't like.

MapStory

One Mapping Service to Rule Them All

MapStory can give users the tools to map the growth of every municipality in the world.

AP

A Look Back at Expo 67

On the anniversary of its closing day, take a video tour of Montreal's six months as the center of the world.

@Iceland617

Every Day is Halloween in This Japanese Apartment Complex

Though the holiday is relatively new to the country, someone there clearly has a Tim Burton obsession.

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Why Is 'Ping' a Thing?

Does the word come from sonar? Is it a "backronym"? Internet jargon? Yes, yes, and yes.

Feinberg et al.

New Frog Species Lurks in the Shadow of the Statue of Liberty

Researchers are issuing a "call to arms" to frog enthusiasts to find this critter in their cities, too.

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How Memphis Became a Great Bicycle City

Bikes brought the metro fast economic growth and mobility—with challenges on the side.

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New York's Citi Bike Announces Major Changes

Prices will go up for the hugely popular bike-share service, but infrastructure will see a big overhaul in return.