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Graffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks

As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.

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Ebola, Americans, and the Psychology of Overreaction

At the height of the 2009 swine flu epidemic, University of Michigan researchers sneezed on unsuspecting people. Here's what they learned about hysteria amid outbreaks.

Reuters/Pilar Olivares

Solving the Global Housing Crisis

Some 330 million urban households worldwide are financially stretched by housing costs.

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Bike-Share Is (Still) Struggling to Reach Poor People Across North America

Charting the equity problem in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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Trailer Parks: An Underdog Solution to the Housing Crisis

Factory-made homes are a cheap and energy-efficient way for lower-income Americans to become homeowners. And these days, units can be pretty spiffy.

Reuters/Bobby Yip

Hong Kong’s Occupy Central Now Has its Own Video Game

A Hong Kong developer wants to offer the world a "firsthand" experience of the protests.

Steven Hirsch

A Photographer Makes the Toxic Gowanus Canal Look Beautiful

It sounds impossible, but these shots bring out an impressionist dreaminess.

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How Racial Equity Can Make Cities Richer

The largest metros would have seen a 24 percent bump in economic growth in 2012 if racial employment disparities didn't exist.

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What If the Last Bookstore Closes?

A fight to keep a Barnes & Noble alive in the Bronx points to the necessity of real bookstores—and to the struggle for the borough to get one in the first place.

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Would You Uber Your Flu Vaccine?

A pilot program to make flu shots available through the car service may take "disrupting" health care too far.

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Hand Sanitizer: Kills Germs and Funnels BPA Into Your Skin

All kinds of receipts and tickets contain the potentially toxic compound, which sanitizer helps our bodies to absorb.

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Could a New Award for Urban Innovation Change What Cities Aim to Be?

Guangzhou, China, is a model of how a leading commercial hub can also pioneer on the knowledge front of 21st-century urbanism—and now it's challenging cities worldwide to do the same.

Carrie Kirby

Improving a City's Disaster Response–With Bikes

Organizers of San Francisco's first Disaster Relief Trials think cyclists can play a critical role in times of emergency.

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Criminalizing the Hands That Feed the Homeless

More cities are trying to stop residents and food pantries from helping people secure a hot meal.

NYC & Company

NYC's Newest Tourism Posters Are Aimed at Locals

A new campaign wants to lure New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods in their own city.

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Worried About Climate Change, South Florida Wants Statehood

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

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This City-Map Jewelry Is Made with GPS Data

"Urban Gridded Dogtags" take cartographic bling to the next level.

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Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing?

A new study finds a close connection between the two.

Climb With This Stunt Devil up a Humongous Smokestack

Man fulfills lifelong dream of yelling "Whooo!" down a towering chimney.