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Stephan Hügel and Flora Roumpani

The Most and Least Popular London Buildings on Twitter, Mapped in 3D

Visualizing the various digital divides in the city.

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Why the Poor Don't Work, According to the Poor

Few say it's because they can't find jobs. But is that a reason to take away their food stamps?

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Cleaner Air From Tackling Climate Change 'Would Save Millions of Lives'

The benefits of a reduction in air pollution alone justify action on climate change, say the authors of a new report.

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Would You Rather Pay Your Rent to a Bum Landlord or a Wall Street Investor?

The housing bust may have created a new kind of rental industry. Is that a good thing?

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The Dramatically Uneven Spread of American Poverty

From one metropolitan area to the next.

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Eerie Photos of a French Ghost Town

Goussainville-Vieux Pays was once a thriving farming village. The opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport changed that.

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Are Cruise Ships Killing Venice?

They loom above the city’s rooftops like CGI monsters escaped from a disaster movie, and now they're arriving in record numbers.

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

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Why Cops and Prosecutors Are Begging iPhone Users to Upgrade to iOS 7

The new operating system might reduce iPhone thefts. 

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A School Devoted Entirely to the 'Science of Cities'

The Center for Urban Science and Progress wants to study city problems — and to solve them.

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The Potential Nuclear Fallout in North Carolina, Mapped

In 1961, a powerful bomb nearly went off in Goldsboro. Its devastating effects would have been felt all the way up in New York City.

Watch a Houston Department Store Explode in Glorious Slow-Motion

This Sunday's demolition looked like a massive doughnut hole forming in the middle of a department store.

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Can Mayors Really Save the World?

Untangling the theory that local ideas can fix global problems.

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How D.C. Became a Theater Boom Town

The city's largest theaters are thriving. But does success come at a cost?

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The Navy Yard Shootings Expose D.C.'s Deep Divides: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism.

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Watch People Play a 'Living Piano,' Powered by Opera Singers

Step to make performers belt their notes—just not for too long. 

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For Around $14, You Can Own Part of the Empire State Building

New York's most famous building is going public.

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Yup, Miley Cyrus Basically Ruined This University's Wrecking Ball Sculpture

Because college kids are dumb.

Nathan Sharratt

You Can Only See This Amazing Invisible Graffiti When It Rains

 An innovative take on street art.