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What Will Be the Coldest Day in Your City This Year?

Crunching the numbers on the geography of winter's worst weather.

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Memorial Murals and the Erosion of Time: Best #Cityreads of the Week

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

REUTERS/Jorge Silva

The Lack of Equal Bathroom Access for Women Is a Global Design Flaw

It's a subtle form of discrimination, a health risk, and maybe a massive economic concern. The upcoming World Toilet Day 2014 is a call to action.

Reuters/Lucas Jackson

A Brief History of City Branding Disasters

RIP Taylor Swift?

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

The Berlin Wall Is Everywhere

A quarter century after its removal, sections of the infamous concrete barrier have found new homes all over the world.

Mike Osborne

The Avenues of Monopoly, Captured in Pictures

One photographer's investigation of Atlantic City shows how far the city is today from the romance of the classic board game.

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Why a Google Fiber Deal Fell Apart in Kansas

Though Google and city officials are being vague, a local ordinance appears to be to blame for the deal's breakdown.

Is This the Oldest-Ever 3D Map of Transit Ridership?

The Germans built it with colored wooden sticks around 1913.

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The Economic Case for a New Chicago Area Trail

Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.

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Car Emissions vs. Car Crashes: Which One's Deadlier?

The answer actually surprised us.

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The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.

15 Designs That Should Make You Worry About the Next Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Foundation is going all out with its competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. And that's a problem.

Reuters/ Robert Galbraith

What Guy Fawkes Day Looked Like in Cities Around the World

Bonfires and masks for everyone's favorite anarchist.

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Put Down the Traps and Guns—Coyotes Will Outsmart Them Every Time

A growing number of coyotes are pressuring cities to act aggressively, but hunting them can actually encourage larger populations.

REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

25 Years After the Wall, Overall, Berlin Is a Happy City

A new survey reveals optimistic attitudes across Germany's capital, though there are still distinct differences between Easterners and Westerners.

Reuters/Ahmed Jadallah

Watch the World's Fastest Elevators Ascend the World's Tallest Buildings

The Burj Khalifa's elevator dawdles compared to one coming to Guangzhou's CTF in 2016.

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The City That Gave Its Residents $3 Million

Vallejo, California, residents were initially psyched to spend tax dollars on their pet projects. But things haven't turned out as they had hoped.

A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

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New York's Rat Population Is Far Smaller Than You Might Guess

The latest tally of the city's rat horde dispels the myth that the city is home to "one rat per person."