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A Yelp for Colorado's Newly Legal Marijuana Industry

Marijuana start-up WeedMaps covers consumers' every need. 

Vera Saltzman

Capturing the Canadian Prairie's Cold, Lonely Winters

 Vera Saltzman dealt with her move to a frigid province through photography.

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The Dramatic Makeover of New York's Streets Under Bloomberg

Car-choked areas transformed.

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Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

It Pays to Live in the Big City

Unless that city is New York.

Naihan Li

With Skyscraper Candles, You Can Melt the World's Tallest Buildings at Home

An ideal gift for the architects in your life.

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The Improbable Expectations of Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers want a new brand of leadership and a new direction from City Hall. Can de Blasio possibly deliver?

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Urbanist Buzzwords to Rethink in 2014

Yes, including the word "urbanism."

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Russia's Terror Attacks Don't Mean We Should Treat Mass Transit Like Airports

City buses and trains are vulnerable to terrorists, but trying to make them safer would ruin them.

Reuters

Why the London Tube Wants to Help You Do Your Grocery Shopping

Transport for London is working on a plan to replace its ticket offices with pick-up points for online shopping.

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The End of New York's Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides Is Also the End of a Film and TV Era

Bill de Blasio's plan to ban the Central Park carriages will force Hollywood to come up with some other way to convey romance in New York.

The Quest to Create the Perfect Map

12 cartographic experiments that changed cartography.

And Now There's Facial Recognition for the People in Your Pupils

You know how sometimes you can see yourself in the eyes of another person? Others can see you, too.

Reuters

Tonight's Uber Surge Pricing Nightmare Doesn't Have to Happen Next New Year's Eve

2 ideas for the company's busiest times.

Reuters

Facebook Is Using Your Profile to Track Global Urban Migration Trends

Which cities attract the most people, and what kinds of communities are losing them.

What's the Most Surprising Thing You've Learned About Being a Mayor?

On becoming a waste management and parking policy expert.

Reuters

317,297,938 Reasons to Celebrate the New Year

The U.S. enters 2014 with a brand new population estimate.

2013's Most Terrifying Weather Disasters

In photos.

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If You Ride the Subway to Work You're About to Get Screwed

Come January 1, the federal subsidy for riding mass transit to work will be slashed.