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Beijing's Air Quality Crisis May Have Had a Silver Lining

Typically, the Chinese press tries to put the best spin on Beijing's pollution. But  the national media covered "airpocalypse" with startling frankness.

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The Amazing Amount of Damage Sandy Left Behind

Almost three months later, there's still much to do.

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Online Classes Won't Fix America's Unequal Education System

The answer to underfunded primary and secondary education should not be a VC-funded bet foisted upon a disadvantaged population.

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Flooding in Jakarta: A City Swamped by Its Own Success

Clogged canals and aging infrastructure aren’t the only factors intensifying Jakarta’s perennial flood crises.

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Pointless Mayoral Sports Betting: Surely We Can Do Better Than This

America's mayors could clearly use some inspiration.

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5 Ideas for Keeping Street Cats Warm This Winter

Architects set out to create warm spaces for New York's 10,000 feral cats.

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A Reader Asks: Are Some Cities Doomed Never to Catch Up?

We get a lot of email. This week, Richard Florida answers one reader's pressing question.

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Why New York City Spends $7,000 Per Student on School Buses

Blame corruption, according to the New York Times.

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Bethlehem Steel's Redevelopment: Winners and Losers in Public-Private Partnerships

Sands Casino revitalized a major parcel of unused land, bringing a hotel and award-winning arts center along with it. But partnering with a casino can come at a cost.

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Why We Shouldn't Mock the Idea of an Eiffel Tower in Hangzhou

There are serious cultural reference points to be found in China's obsession with 'duplitecture.'

Modern-Day Travis Bickle Makes a Sleeve Gun For His iPhone

Ladies, restrain yourselves.

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Prediction of the Day: Cities Will Soon Compete to Build Driverless Car Infrastructure

You heard it here first.

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9 Questions About Gun Violence That We May Now Be Able to Answer

We're going to get a windfall of gun research thanks to Obama's new policy. Here's what we want to know.

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Finally: A Transit Ticket on Your Smart Phone

Boston's commuter rail embraces the next big convenience in mass transit.

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Scenes From London's Fiery Helicopter Crash

Two people were killed after a copter collided with a construction crane and fell to the street in Central London.

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One Way to Keep Super Bowl Profits Local: Sell Off Every Last Bit of Material

An Indianapolis nonprofit is recycling more than five miles of banners left over from Super Bowl XLVI.

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

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America Is a Walking Disaster

In much of the country, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible.

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4 Ways the Feds Are Making Transit Better

New funding rules should speed up major projects and increase local benefits.