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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.

Brian Rose

Photographing the Extreme Transformation of the Meatpacking District

Images from 1985 and last year show viewers just how much the Lower West Side neighborhood changed from Koch to Bloomberg.

Fra Mauro

My 5 Favorite Maps: Bill Rankin

The first installment of a new series in conversation with mapmakers on the works that most inspire them.

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10 Big Ideas From CityLab 2014 Attendees

Ahead of our event in Los Angeles, we asked the global mayors and urban experts who will be joining us to share one great idea that's worked in their city.

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For Bee-Friendly Parks, Head For the Great Unmown

Pollinators and people both benefit when public grassy patches are allowed to grow long.

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Musings on Chicago's Bloomingdale Trail: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Download Our Podcast Previewing CityLab 2014

CityCast is a collaboration between KPCC and CityLab.com.

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How Helping Immigrant Workers Learn English Could Transform the U.S. Economy

A large share of the workforce in American cities struggles with English. Here's why investing in language training should be a priority.

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Parisian Je Ne Sais Quoi Is Now Government Sanctioned

Paris has an officially branded suite of products—locally made, and directed at tourists.

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The National Champion of Local Business

For nearly two decades, Stacy Mitchell has tried to level a playing field she sees as tilted toward big retail.

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Google and Microsoft Are Putting Rio's Favelas on the Map

Both see potential advertising revenue in the Brazilian slums.

John Metcalfe

Here's Your Wine Menu, Tonight's Specials, and Song Playlist

Restaurants in San Francisco are adding music to the list of nightly menus they produce for patrons.

Truly Capturing the Frenzy of New York's Streets

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's incredible composite images take hours to shoot and days to digitally manipulate.

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A Universal Lesson in Breaking the Habit of Car Commuting

How one U.K. company got its employees to stop driving to work.

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How to Help the World's Cities Prepare for the Next Disaster

A conversation with 100 Resilient Cities president Michael Berkowitz.

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Conservatives May Very Well Not Be Drinking Lattes

In President Barack Obama's 'latte salute' scandal, the nation's coffee preferences are revealed.

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Singapore's Marina Barrage Is Much More Than a Reservoir

The iconic piece of infrastructure protects the city from floods and captures freshwater. But it also offers sorely needed public space.

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The Social Side Effects of Mobile Wallets

I love Venmo. But could it harm my friendships?

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A Bruges Brewery Is Building an Underground Beer Pipeline

Belgian beer innovation number 68,789,132.