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Big Chunk of Turkish Infrastructure Caves In, Eats a Student

This person probably did not imagine spending the day trying to crawl out from a brand new hole in the street.

Outdoor Smoking Bans: Impossible to Enforce, or Inevitable?

Declaring public space smoke-free is becoming exponentially more common. Enforcing it is not.

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History Lessons: The Best #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.

What Should the Israeli-Palestinian Border Look Like? You Decide

A new interactive tool allows you to decide how many Israeli settlers to annex and what constitutes a viable Palestinian state.

Reuters

2/3 of Sandy-Damaged Homes in N.Y. Were Outside the 100-Year Flood Zone

One more sign it's time to rethink our planning for natural disasters.

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Trade of the Day: The FBI for the Redskins

Border diplomacy.

Reuters

How an Infrastructure Stimulus Could Boost Job Growth

The equation is simple: Build stuff and employ more public workers.

Myanmar's 2012 Balloon Festival Experiences a Flaming Hiccup

In Southeast Asia, the Hindenburg makes a hair-raising encore.

Robert Pratta/Reuters

Lyon Awash in Lights

Larger-than-life men and a glowing cathedral.

WNYC

Mapping the New York Neighborhoods With the Most Out-of-Towners

Out-of-state migrants are skipping the outer boroughs and heading straight to Manhattan.

Reuters

Will We Finally See an Increase to State and Federal Gas Taxes?

Long a political poison, lawmakers are bringing fuel charges back to the bargaining table.

Rebecca Cook/Reuters

The Uselessness of Economic Development Incentives

States, cities and counties give away $80 billion per year, but that doesn't seem to create stronger economies or lower unemployment.

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The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

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The City of Lights Is About to Go Dark

Starting in 2013, Paris will shut off all neon lights between 1 and 7 a.m. Will it kill the city's famous nightlife?

Kenneth Murray

Atlanta's Newest Airport Art Celebrates Violent Storms and 'Boobs'

That's pretty much all you could ask for in an artwork, right?

Feargus O'Sullivan

London's 'Make-Do-and-Mend' Transit Revolution

The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.

U.S. Department of Energy

How a City in Decline Sold Itself to Its Own Residents

By the late 1980s, many San Angelinos had given up on their Texas town. But an innovative program reminded them of their architectural heritage.

Underground New York Public Library

Riding the Subway as Therapy

Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.

Deadspin

New Identity of the Day: The New Orleans Hornets Become the Pelicans

Let's go Pels!