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Rise of the Fragmented City

Does the number of governments in a given metro area really matter?

'Rough Rides' and the Challenges of Improving Police Culture

Freddie Gray isn't the first person to be gravely injured while riding in a police van.

The Long Fuse Behind the Violence in Baltimore

The special distrust between Baltimore residents and police goes way back.

The Port of Oakland Will Shut Down to Protest Police Violence

In a rare sign of solidarity, shipping owners are supporting the day-long protest.

Chile's Calbuco Volcano Turns Brazil's Skies an Eerie Purple

The new color scheme is neon-eggplant.

The Orioles Waited Until the Last Possible Minute to Postpone Monday Night's Game

The decision followed reports on Saturday of drunk baseball fans taunting protesters.

The Only Chart You Need to Explain America's Broken Gas Tax

Highway money is on pace to run out in July.

How the Microtransit Movement Is Changing Urban Mobility

The good and the bad of all these new flexible ride services.

More Protests, More Violence in Baltimore, and Few Answers

15 police officers are reported injured in clashes with protesters Monday.

Kathmandu After the Earthquake

Rescue efforts continue in Nepal's capital.

Every Single Bodega in Manhattan, Photographed

Artist Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata walked the whole borough to document each instance of this cultural institution.

3 Ways To Corral Your Cords

How to prevent a jumbled mess.

What Good Is a Video You Can't See?

Police body cameras are meant to be a tool of public accountability. But even experts can't agree on how to make sure that happens.

Another Way to Help Humanitarian Efforts in Nepal: Start Mapping

Citizen cartographers around the globe are tracing and checking roads, buildings, and open spaces to assist people on the ground. You can help.

An Underrated Approach to Cutting Car Commutes: Peer Pressure

The surprising power of social norms in shifting travel habits.

China Is Building a Great Wall of Trees to Fight Climate Change

The country is building a belt of trees that will stretch 2,800 miles in an attempt to stop the advance of the Gobi desert.

Zone Out to a Live Cam of Harrisburg's Fluffy, Baby Falcons

Mom is doing squats on them at the moment.

How Urban Planning Failed Kathmandu

Haphazard urbanization and rampant building code violations in Nepal pushed up the earthquake death toll.

Why the Cities of Science Fiction Feel So Familiar: #Best Cityreads of the Week

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