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Haptic Lab

Urban Fabric of the Day: City Quilts

The city is getting soft.

Brandon Martin-Anderson

Mapping the Census: A Dot for Every Person

A perfect representation of density.

A Bold Concept for Post-Sandy Manhattan

Imagine marshes, floating neighborhoods, and hydroponic farms on city land.

Reuters

Redefining Inequality So It Actually Means Something

Measures that don't account for location fail to capture purchasing power differences.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

Apparently It's Snowing Inside Kiev's Subway Cars

Think your commute stinks? At least there's not a freezing microclimate happening inside your public-transit system.

Stamen Design

Are Silicon Valley's Employee Shuttles Bad for San Francisco?

The city's parallel transportation network, invented by companies like Facebook, Google and Apple, could be creating unforeseen consequences.

BMW Guggenheim Lab

Mumbai Music Video of the Day: 'This City'

A music video about public space and community in Mumbai.

Reuters

The History Behind Why NYC Drops an 11,875 Pound Ball on New Year's Eve

Wouldn't explosions in the sky be preferable?

Ekaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock

Who Reads the Most: Cities, Suburbs, or Rural Areas?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the biggest nerd of them all?

Reuters

Taking a Post-Christmas Dip

Polar bear plunges around the world.

Courtesy of Uber, U.S. Census

Our Favorite Apps of 2012

The city-focused mobile technology we had the most fun with this year.

Reuters

L.A.'s Gun Buyback Program Was a Huge Success

By lunch time, officials had already collected more than the 1,673 weapons exchanged last year.

Reuters

The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.

City of Poznan

The World's Best Ice Sculptors Throw a Party

The 2012 International Poznań Ice Festival.

Courtesy of US DOT

In a Kansas City Neighborhood, Deep Investments and an Uncertain Future

Can the good work of the Green Impact Zone be sustained once federal funds run out?

SunRail

4 Great Transportation Projects to Watch (and 4 Awful Ones)

Highlights from the Sierra Club's list of the country's 50 best and worst.

Will Sandy's Legacy Loom As Large As it Should Past 2012?

The super-storm was a wake-up call to cities. But will they keep their climate change preparation going?

Nazim Uddin/Flickr

Los Angeles Ponders Morality of Circus Elephants: This Week in Bans

Also, Mumbai outlaws spitting tobacco on buses and Swaziland bans clothing that could tempt men to rape.