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Let's Talk About Zoo Poop

How some urban zoos are turning brown into green, in more ways than one.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

Independence is the difference between dense cities that achieve affordable housing, like Hong Kong and Singapore, and the ones that don't.

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The Ugly Economics of Subprime Auto Loans

For many Americans, having a car means keeping a job in transit-barren suburbs and cities. Losing transportation could mean losing everything.

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Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway

The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.

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Why Wednesday Could Be Hong Kong's Tipping Point

A looming national holiday means even more people could join the region's huge protests.

Dan Marker-Moore

'Time Slicing' Cityscapes at Dusk

An L.A. photographer pieces time-lapsed collages of urban landscapes into remarkable photos.  

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A Conversation With Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

Detroit’s first white mayor in 40 years talks abandoned housing, streetlights, and gentrification.

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One of America's Most Famous Slow-Food Chefs Says Farm-to-Table 'Doesn't Really Work'

Dan Barber of New York's Blue Hill restaurant hammers on the blind spots of locally sourced eating.

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.