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5 Common-Sense Ideas to Combat Crime

Measures that have been empirically proven to effectively lower crime and reduce the costs associated with it.

Everybody Already Hates the Google Maps Redesign

And they aren't even coming out until next week.

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How You Cross the Street Largely Depends on Where You're From

French pedestrians take more "risks" at crosswalks than the Japanese, says a new study.

Schema Design

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City

What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

How the Highway Killed Washington's Waterfront

And how the city plans to bring it back to life.

Century Cycles

How to Make Your Town Into a Bike-to-School Mecca

A contest in Ohio gets 4,000 kids biking more than 52,000 miles, while keeping roughly 57,292 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air.

Om Malik

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

Golden State Warriors

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.

Treedom Project

One Man's Quest to Free Street Trees From Their (Literal) Chains

"And I'm just one guy with one set of eyes."

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Why Do So Many People Think Gun Violence Is Getting Worse?

For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.

10 Playgrounds That Would Put Your Childhood Hangout to Shame

Gigantic crocheted alligators, luminous glowing water spurts, and more.

Mr Jones Watches

A Watch That Tells You 16 Different Times at Once

The analog face of the "Time Traveller" displays the time in 16 of the world's 24 time zones using famous city landmarks.

OSM

This Cutting-Edge Map Tool Turns Anyone Into a Cartographer

OpenStreetMap debuts a new map editor that will close the gap between grassroots mapping and its giant industry rivals.

Deconstructing New York's Bike-Share Freak Out

Is the city really just "too mean" for shared bicycles?

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How Cash-Strapped Cities Will Handle Terrorism

At New York Ideas, Ray Kelly says we should be prepared for more cameras — and smarter cameras.

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The Harrowing Tale of a Manhunt Through the Tunnels of Harlem

An alleged jewel thief dodged the police by sprinting through the city's subway tunnels -- all while wearing handcuffs.

Reuters

An Online-Sales Tax May Not Help Brick-and-Mortar Retailers After All

The sales tax bill will raise billions for states. But whether it will help retailers regain customers lost to the web is another question altogether.

Armed Citizens Project

A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.