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How Climate Change Will Lead to More Deadly Stagnant-Air Days

Many regions, including the U.S, are expected to experience yet more frequent "still-air events" later this century.

A Handful of São Paulo Trash Cans Got a World-Cup Makeover

Several of them now look like squat men carrying garbage bins as backpacks. Here's why.

City of Los Angeles

Why Cities Should Be More Skeptical of New Cultural Centers and Expansions

On the other side of a major U.S. arts building boom, some civic leaders still think that luring cultural centers—no matter the cost—means instant success.

Mother Jones

These Maps Show How Many Brutally Hot Days You're Likely to Suffer When You're Old

It could be over 95 degrees most of the year in Florida by the time Millennials retire. 

Wikimedia Commons/Graeme Maclean

The Pernicious Realities of 'Artwashing'

In expensive London, artists are caught in the middle of developers' attempts to push out lower-income residents and rebrand neglected properties.

WildCare photo by Janet Kessler

What to Do When You Find a Wild Animal in Distress

It doesn't take much to help injured, sick, or out-of-place urban wildlife.

Reuters/Eric Thayer

New York City Residents Can Control Their A/C From Their Smartphones This Summer

And it's totally free if you're already a Con Edison customer. 

Specht Harpman Architects

When Micro-Housing Misses the Point

A precious jewel-box tiny house isn't the same as dense, sustainable living. 

Taras Grescoe

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

But the key question remains: Will metro residents give up their cars?

AP/Mark 'Storm' Farnik

Can We Stop Tornadoes by Building a Giant Wall?

It's maybe not such a dumb idea. 

NRK

You Can Now Ride on a Train While Flying on a Plane

British Airways has revealed the Turducken of in-flight entertainment. 

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Two Major Public Library Systems Are About to Start Lending Wi-Fi Hotspots

The New York and Chicago public libraries are both planning to experiment with new ways to bridge the digital divide. 

Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

London's Pervasive Surveillance Can Now Help You Find a Bus Seat

No longer will you climb up the stairs on a busy bus only to sheepishly lurch back down when you discover that all the seats are taken.

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A Therapy Created to Treat Addiction Is Being Used to Reduce Car Reliance

U.K. transport firm Steer Davies Gleave takes "motivational interviewing" door to door.

Reuters/Steve Marcus

Where Cities Are Growing Faster Than Their Suburbs

In 19 of the 51 largest U.S. metros, including knowledge centers like New York, the city grew faster than the suburbs last year.

Data Cuisine

Turning Demographic Data Into Delicious Food

To learn the sorry state of affairs of youth employment in Spain, try the "Unemployed Pan con Tomate."

Reuters/Richard Clement

Drivers, Cyclists, and the Law: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

Washboard

Why We're Stuck With Coin-Op Laundromats

The only change that's coming to the growing laundromat industry is quarters. 

TransitMix

Design Your Own Fantasy Bus System for Real-World Cities

And get an estimate of how much each line would cost to run.