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A Long Road Home

The systems in place to provide aid after natural disasters often fail those who need help the most.

The Distinct Personality of Entrepreneurial Cities

Great universities, venture capital, and talented people are necessary, but insufficient.

Keeping Arizona's Neon Lights Aglow

Tucson is fighting to keep the historical signs, a relic of the highway era, up and running.

A Friendly Hitchhiking Robot Meets a Violent End in Philadelphia

It crossed Canada and made it to Europe, but things took a turn in the U.S.

Curfews Are for Humans, Not Cats: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

Creeped Out? Listening to Some Bird Calls Might Help

A new study suggests that auditory signs of life can ease discomfort in hair-raising places.

Clever Magnets Let You Give Sloppy Drivers a Piece of Your Mind

Here’s one way to express your anger at the guy who took up two parking spots.

Almond Milk May Only Be 2% Almond—And That's OK

More like almond water.

Cincinnati's Long History of Police Brutality

April Martin spent nearly 10 years reporting on the 15 African Americans killed by police between 1995 and 2001 for her new documentary, Cincinnati Goddamn. Then another killing happened.  

San Francisco's Humble Request to Luxury Developers: Pitch in for Public Transit

A new impact fee asks residential towers to pay their fair share.

Where Coyotes Are Thriving in Los Angeles

A pilot study from the National Park Service shows that these urban animals can and do make their homes downtown.

Immense Gummy Bears Take Over a Maltese Sidewalk

An artist created the immense, realistic candies using “anamorphic distortion.”

A New Yorker's Delightfully Stereotypical Map of America

Pretty much nothing exists outside Manhattan.

Police Body Cameras: Coming Everywhere in 3 to 5 Years

The public largely sees body cams as a tool for police transparency and accountability, not a Big Brother nightmare. Still, there are many issues to consider as more departments adopt them.

Mapping the Hottest Subway Stations on the Hottest Day in NYC

Underground temperatures can soar as high as 106 degrees.

How Mass Incarceration Takes a Toll on the Environment

Both prisoners and surrounding communities are affected by this under-studied issue.

This Map Shows What San Francisco Will Look Like After Sea Levels Rise

The San Francisco Bay threatens to flood the city, but little is being done to prepare.

Drought's Lasting Effect on Trees Spells Danger for Carbon Levels

Shrinking tree rings point to a worrying future for forests and humans, a new study finds.

L.A.'s Bold Plan to Bring Car-Share to the Poor

A new electric vehicle pilot would provide access and savings to those who need it most.