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A Digital Collage of Broadway Made From Strips of Data

The interactive visualization blends social media images and open data from the iconic street.

Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Sorry, London: New York Is the World's Most Economically Powerful City

Our new ranking puts the Big Apple firmly on top.

Richard Silver

Behold, Famous Landmarks Shot in the Fourth Dimension of Time

These surreal photos use as many as 36 different shots taken throughout the day.

Brian Hawkins

A Rare Crowd of Funnel Clouds Descends on Southern California

But the rash of foul weather probably won't do much to help the state's drought.

Steven Vance / Flickr

The One Chart That Explains All Your Traffic Woes

When we build more roads, we invite more cars.

Jason Lee/Reuters

China's Surprise Viral Hit: An Environmental Documentary

A film criticizing Beijing's pollution record has logged millions of views, and the government now appears to be acknowledging its failures to implement reforms.

Flickr/Veronica Jauriqui

How Boston's Gravediggers Are Dealing With the Region's Heavy Snow

Some Massachusetts cemeteries have had to halt burials in the snowbound state.

Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service/University of Virginia

This Chart Tool Shows How City Centers Are Doing Better Than Inner Suburbs

A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.

John Oliver's Solution to America's Infrastructure Crisis

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the host suggests Hollywood might be able to help.

Dylan Gentile/Mark Byrnes

This Aspiring Urban Planner Is Making Waves in Florida

Most 15-year-olds don’t spend their spare time studying walkability and public housing. Dylan Gentile is not most 15-year-olds.

Flickr/DC Central Kitchen

Why Don't Convenience Stores Sell Better Food?

New programs aim to put more produce in corner stores in order to improve the health of low-income communities. Will it work?

Hang gab Lee

These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.

AP Photo/Nick Ut

A Fatal Police Shooting Shows How the 'Safer Cities' Initiative in Los Angeles Failed Skid Row

Over half of the neighborhood's homeless population has been arrested or harassed in recent years, according to a survey.

Emily Wilson/The Downtown Project

$350 Million Might Not Be Enough to Save Las Vegas

Spending millions to revitalize a struggling portion of the city might seem like a good bet, but the current effort led by a billionaire CEO is facing major challenges.

Flickr/Nicholas Eckhart

A Farewell to Mallrats

Malls around the country are closing, leaving teens with one fewer place to just be.

NOAA/NASA

Does Ice on the Great Lakes Always Mean a Colder Spring?

An analysis from past seasons calls that connection into question.

Mark Byrnes/CityLab, Flickr/Lena Vasilijeva/Dustin Gaffke/Dirk Night

Why London Should Stop Trying to Be New York and Start Trying to Be Paris

The U.K. capital doesn't need a transatlantic role model. It actually has a far more relevant one closer to home.

How Suburbanization Was Sold

Early 1960s archival films reveal the origins of the idealized "American Dream."

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The Record-Setting Skyscrapers You've Never Heard Of: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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