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The Confederate Flag Has Cost South Carolina Millions in Tourism

The NAACP’s longtime boycott of the state over its contentious Confederate flag has cost cities like Columbia and Charleston at least $10 million.

Yet More Evidence for the Social Cost of Driving: Road Noise

A study of Greater London linked loud traffic with strokes and other health problems.

Pink Flamingos and the Landscape of American Taste

What the iconic lawn ornament says about class and aesthetics.

New York Is a City of Renters at Every Stage of Life

The American Dream trajectory of renting while young and owning a home later doesn’t quite apply in NYC.

How Millennials Are Reviving Cleveland

The downtown population is at an all-time high, and young workers are leading the way.

Avoid Email Faux Pas With the Take-Back Button

You’ve got 30 seconds to redeem yourself.

The 3-Part Plan to Alleviate California's Drought

Beyond the lack of rain and decades of very bad water policies, California has some of the best resources for setting things right.

How Can We Understand the Charleston Shootings? With This Syllabus

A group of professors have created the #Charlestonsyllabus to illustrate the histories of faith, race, and violence that collided in a mass murder.

Ask CityLab: How Do I Wage War on Rats?

An urban rodentologist explains how to defeat the sneaky vermin.

Paris Is Making 7 Iconic Squares More Pedestrian-Friendly

“A city where you’re surrounded by hubbub, abandoned to cars—that isn’t a [real] city,” said Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

America's Fantasy of a Four-Day Workweek

Will Americans ever let out a deep breath, crack open a beer, and say, “Thank God it’s Thursday”?

Downtown Cleveland Is Turning a Traffic Hub Into a Public Park

Cleveland is the latest city to call on James Corner, the landscape architect behind New York’s High Line, to revive an urban park.

Germany Slaps This Weird Car Sculpture With a Parking Ticket

The citation was for “Gross Violation of Physical Laws.”

The Secret to a Happier Ikea Trip: A Gluttonous Quantity of Candy

Finally, a purchase you won’t fight over.

America's Most Promising Pro-Jobs Policy

More than 100 U.S. cities and counties have now adopted some type of “ban the box” law, which prohibits employers from asking job candidates about criminal convictions before the first interview.

An Incredibly Detailed Map of Europe's Population Shifts

The map provides a level of detail previously unavailable. It is the first ever to collect data published by all of Europe’s municipalities.

To Improve Street Safety, San Francisco Bans Cars From Turning

The changes to Market Street traffic come under the city’s Vision Zero plan.

On the Job With: A Dog Walker

She can tell the quality of your dog’s food from its poop.

Mapping the Spread of U.S. Baby Names Over the Past 100 Years

There was a clear north-south divide up through the 1970s, when this adorable geography began to scatter.