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London Has a Hybrid Pastry-Naming Controversy on Its Hands

Starbucks says it just invented the "Duffin." But a well-known tea shop has been selling them for a while.

Rieder Smart Elements

Zaha Hadid's New Library in Vienna Looks Like a Looming Deathship

A Star Destroyer from George Lucas's fevered imagination, perhaps?

ITU

This Surprising Map Shows Which Countries Have the Most 'Digital Natives'

The U.S. is not number one. 

Cityzen by Azin

A Fashion Line Inspired by, of All Things, Urban Planning

Architect Azin Valy created street chic dresses, bags, and scarves that incorporate aerial views of cities around the world.

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Where America's Inventors Are

The geography of American innovation over the last decade.

Marek Wieser/WG Film

A New Documentary Explores the Politics of 'Bikes vs. Cars'

What would it take for more cities to be a bike heaven like Copenhagen?

The Atlantic

Bill de Blasio Pitches Himself as the Next 'World Leader' Mayor of New York

The Democratic hopeful has kept his distance from some of Bloomberg's policies but seems eager to embrace the current mayor's worldly outlook.

Elena Olivo

Why It's Easier to Sympathize With Boston's Police Chief than New York's

A few months after the marathon bombing, Ed Davis talks about civil liberties with more nuance than Ray Kelly.

The Atlantic

Is It the Job of City Government to Decrease Inequality?

The New York mayoral candidates come at the question from different sides.

Elena Olivo

What Role Should Police Play in Preventing Traffic Deaths?

"You're going to have accidents," says New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly.

Reuters

How Oakland Escaped San Francisco's Shadow

Democratic Mayor Jean Quan explains why the city is another Brooklyn—and the violent Occupy protests are just a blip.

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Could LEED Kill the College Dorm Mini-Fridge?

One school has already banned them from its dorm to save energy. Will others follow?

Reuters

Croatia's Growing Pains

On its independence day, a look around the country's lingering ethnic tensions.

REUTERS

D.C.'s Mayor Says City Is on the Verge of a Crisis Due to Shutdown

Vincent Gray is demanding a meeting with President Obama and Congress. 

Why Surveillance Cameras Might Be Bad for Creative Economies

An unusual argument against Big Brother on city streets.

Elena Olivo

'What We Haven't Figured Out Is the Question of Gentrification'

Brutal honesty from New York City's planning director.

Reuters

Gamblers and Hackers Alike Flock to Macau, the World's Casino Capital

Macau bypassed Vegas years ago as the world's biggest betting center and it's still making gains.

A New Type of Growing City

"This is where the talent wants to live."

The Atlantic

Al Gore: The Media Is 'Frightened to Death' of Talking About Climate Change

So let's talk.