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Melanie Leigh Wilbur

Can Light Rail Still Unite Jerusalem?

A transit line that was hailed as the dream of a unified city is now on the brink, following waves of domestic unrest over the summer.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: We Will Be the First City to Do Autonomous Vehicles Right

He says Angelenos "might not own cars" in as soon as a decade.

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Take a Tour of London's 1950s Coffee Bars

On National Coffee Day, look across the Atlantic for some bohemian coffeehouse nostalgia.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

The Sharing Economy Could Drive Down the Price of Mega-Events

'Invisible infrastructure' may already be cutting costs for things like the World Cup or the Olympic Games—not to mention natural disasters.

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Just In Time for Flu Season, a Scarf Built to Withstand Chemical Warfare

The Scough filters out germs and pollution using military-grade technology. It also doesn't look half bad.

Matt Satell

The High Art of Drone Photography

An amateur photographer uses his commercial drone to capture aerial views of Philadelphia.

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The 4 Transportation Systems You'll Meet in the Future

A new report offers a look at urban mobility circa 2030 that's both intriguing and frightening.

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Democracy Activists' Plan to Disrupt Hong Kong Is Starting to Work

One of the world's most important financial centers appears to be at a standstill.

Watch Live: CityLab 2014

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in Los Angeles.

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More Evidence That Goats Are a Good Municipal Investment

Goats are better than herbicides when it comes to clearing weeds, say scientists.

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The Divided City

Just as they've started to revitalize—attracting industry, investment and people—our cities are threatened by new and more vexing divides.

Brian Rose

Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District

Images from 1985 and last year show viewers just how much the Lower West Side neighborhood changed from Koch to Bloomberg.

Fra Mauro

My 5 Favorite Maps: Bill Rankin

The first installment of a new series in conversation with mapmakers on the works that most inspire them.

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10 Big Ideas From CityLab 2014 Attendees

Ahead of our event in Los Angeles, we asked the global mayors and urban experts who will be joining us to share one great idea that's worked in their city.

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For Bee-Friendly Parks, Head For the Great Unmown

Pollinators and people both benefit when public grassy patches are allowed to grow long.

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Musings on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

Download Our Podcast Previewing CityLab 2014

CityCast is a collaboration between KPCC and CityLab.com.

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How Helping Immigrant Workers Learn English Could Transform the U.S. Economy

A large share of the workforce in American cities struggles with English. Here's why investing in language training should be a priority.

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Parisian Je Ne Sais Quoi Is Now Government Sanctioned

Paris has an officially branded suite of products—locally made, and directed at tourists.