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Warriors vs. Guardians

Trust in local law enforcement is waning across the U.S. That's unlikely to change before policing culture does.

If Nepal Says It Has Too Many Health Workers, the World Should Listen

It's time for the international aid community to take stock of what the country really needs.

Film the Police

A new app makes it easier.

On The Job With: A Diner Waiter

Quit asking for "the usual."

What 2 Battles Over Pedestrian Rights Say About L.A.'s Walkability

As the city becomes more foot-friendly, some car-centric habits die hard.

An Ultra-Visible Bike Helmet That Glows Like a Furnace

Torch's headgear doubles as an LED safety light.

Why New York Isn't Really as Dense as It Used to Be

A new report says city housing stock "has not kept pace with its growing population."

Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.

San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes

The idea is to keep motorists out of cycling space.

It's Never Been This Easy to Find a Great Topographical Map

A new open-access tool from the U.S. Geological Survey lets you browse maps of any place, time, or scale.

African Cities Are Discovering Themselves

The upcoming film Afripedia showcases the strengths and chaos of an urbanizing Africa.

The Trash Can of the Future Is Here

Brilliant design for the laziest humans.

'Grand Theft Auto 2,' Remade With Real People and a Drone

The Czech city of Valašské Meziříčí fills in for "Anywhere, USA" in this version. You can't play, but it's well worth watching.

Who Can Drink the Great Lakes' Water?

A Wisconsin city's request could redefine who has access to the fresh water supply.

What Should Be Done About Jerks Stealing Disabled Parking Spots?

Short term: Have holograms of people with disabilities pop up. Long term: Let's rethink parking entirely.

The Sound of Open Data

A winning audio design project lets you listen to the sound of your city's environmental data, in real time.

Can This Ad Convince You to Change the Way You Drive?

New York's Vision Zero program targets reckless driving with a pair of jarring new public service campaigns.

The Curse of Segregation

Some cities and neighborhoods are stuck in vicious cycles of poverty while others have a proven track record of turning poorer children into economic success stories.

How a Quick Glimpse of Nature Can Make You More Productive

Green roofs are great for the environment. Turns out they're great for tired workers, too.