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This Interactive Map Highlights San Francisco's Literary Landmarks

A clickable collection of booksellers, book locales, and Bay Area authors.

Hugo Chavez's Urban 'Utopia' Didn't Turn Out All That Well

Ciudad Caribia, built from scratch under the watch of Venezuela's late president, has many, many problems.

Are Smartphones the Solution to Urban Loneliness?

Tech enthusiasts argue that the rise of mobile will create more face-to-face relationships.

Botched German Demolition Leaves Building Looking Karate-Chopped

A falling block of concrete weighing several tons cleaved this building in two, making it look like Stonehenge.

Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

One City's $88 Million Plan to Send More Kids to College

In 2008, Syracuse started promising graduates full college tuition. Now it's rising above the national averages for enrollment.

In the Government Shutdown, Mayors See a Moment to Shine

Washington's dysfunction gives them a chance to talk up their operational prowess.

Dazzling Views From Georgia's Death-Defying Cable Cars

Over a dozen USSR-built cable cars still help the residents of Chiatura get around town.

The Incredible Rise of Stop and Frisk, in One Chart

In New York, stop and frisk grew from 97,296 stops in 2002 to 685,724 in 2011.

How Much Parking Does a High School Really Need?

Probably not 1,000 parking spaces for every 200,000 square-foot school, which is what Mesa, Arizona, allots now.

The 4 Basic Factors to Brooklyn's Rise

According to Robert K. Steel, New York's deputy mayor for economic development.

U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, and No One Knows Why

Medical advances have prolonged life expectancy, but women in parts of the country have been left behind.

Almost All of the Shrimp Americans Eat Is Now Going Uninspected

Thanks, government shutdown.

Watch Live: CityLab 2013

Streaming video from The Atlantic's summit on urban innovation, happening now in New York.

The Daily Diets of Different Nations, Squeezed Into One Awesome Chart

The United States and China eat the most meat, and poorer nations tend to subsist on cereals and starchy roots.

A Devious App That Tricks You Into Destroying Your Phone

There's a good reason that "Send Me To Heaven" has been banned from the Apple Store.

Could Bixi's Financial Problems Affect Bike-Share in New York, D.C. and Beyond?

The Montréal company that supplies bicycles and docking stations for major U.S. cities is suffering from major cash flow issues.

The Problem With Defining 'Downtown'

And counting all of the people (and jobs) who have supposedly moved there.

How Houston Could Become America's Best City: Top #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.