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Start Your Own Bike-Share With This Keyless Bike Lock

Unlock the bike with a smartphone and grant access to friends. 

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Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges

He won't face any jail time though.

Reuters

The Economist Who Just Won a Nobel Prize Thinks Owning a Home Is a Terrible Investment

If everyone you know is telling you to buy a house, you should read Robert Shiller's work.

Reuters

Catholics in Germany Aren't Happy With This Bishop's $42 Million Residence

The bathtub alone cost $20,000. 

AP

When Should Cops Be Required to Wear Cameras?

Striking the privacy balance is key. 

The French Are Building a Mall by the Eiffel Tower, and China Wants to Buy It

The country's bid to buy property in the heart of the City of Light.

Reuters

Cities Are Trying to Fix Their Schools by Luring the Middle Class: It Won't Work

These initatives cannot substitute for reforms that address the root causes of concentrated poverty, budget shortfalls, and failing schools.

Right of Way

What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

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Could Free Rent Bring Oakland's Downtown to Life?

The city's commercial center still feels depressingly lifeless. "Popuphood" wants to change that, fast.

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White Flight's Surprising 'Silver Lining'

The historic exodus of whites from American cities helped boost black homeownership nationwide.

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How Old Media Helped Spur New York's Tech Boom

The city's tech and information sector has been pulling away from the rest of the country since 2009.

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Why Drivers Should Pay to Park on Residential Streets

New Yorkers say they're willing to pay $400 a year for curb parking, so why does the city give it away for free?

The Atlantic Cities

Know About 'Ghost Bikes'? Austin Has a Levitating 'Ghost Tree'

Since 2001, more than 300 million trees in Texas have perished due to insufficient rainfall and human water usage.

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The Brooklyn Bridge, Painstakingly Redesigned in Letterpress

One of America's most iconic bridges, letter by letter.

AP

India Escaped Cyclone Phailin With Minimal Loss of Life

A weakened storm and the country's massive preparation efforts are being credited for the low number of casualties.

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Montreal's 'Tube That Jean Built'

It took 50 years for the city to get a subway, so it's no surprise the mayor who pulled it off got all the credit.

AP

Why Residents of Disaster-Prone Areas Don't Move

A few ideas for how to ensure more resilient communities.

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This Map Shows Where in the World People Are Dying and Being Born

See the age-old dance of death and life in this simulation of how the world's overall population is always changing.

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Mapping the 'Time Boundaries' of a City

An EU-funded project is building platforms to detect patterns in how people use urban spaces.