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How Anchor Institutions like Hospitals and Universities Can Help Cities

They've got a permanent presence—and great hiring and purchasing potential.

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Tracing the Scattered Pieces of the Berlin Wall: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

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L.A. Is Getting Its Third Pro Soccer Team. Will the City Finally Build a Stadium?

L.A. soccer fans are tired of schlepping to the suburbs.

Cube Cities

How Can the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man Help Cities Prepare for Disasters?

A new visualization tool tells city planners and emergency personnel which buildings would be at risk during a catastrophic event.

Ear-It

A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground

Santander, Spain, tested a network of acoustic sensors capable of managing traffic congestion. But will it stand up to the future of cars?

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Remembering Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino

The longest-serving mayor of Boston died at age 71 on Thursday.

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Does Cycling Culture Have a Drinking Problem?

A new study reveals that a high rate of fatal accidents involve cyclists biking while intoxicated.

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Dying at Work—and From Overwork

Eleven Americans perish each day at their place of employment. But in other developed countries, work itself is the killer.

A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

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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.

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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?

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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.