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A Bulldog's-Eye View of Manhattan

Meet Harry Grumbles, an English bulldog who loves bacon, the ladies, and "being awesome."

Creating Silhouettes of the City From Memory

The makers of Metroscapes discuss their unique and ghostly art of urban exploration.

Please, Sit Back and Allow Moby to Explain All About L.A.'s Architecture

Did you know Moby is an architecture blogger now?

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China Expert: China Is Fast Approaching Urban Disaster

"We're creating a huge urban underclass of people who can’t function in the society."

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The New Tallest Building on the West Coast

The Wilshire Grand will beat out the current title-holder by 82 feet.

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9 Steps Cities Must Take to Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions

A very long, very bold to-do list for the next 20 years.

How Capital Cities Distort Reality

What's lost when the only lens into a place is its major metropolis?

4 Quirky Ideas to Revolutionize Bike Sharing

Hot-air balloons! Squishy, non-circular wheels! A competition to rethink bicycling in Singapore is producing some strange results.

Lena Steinkühler

Acid Trip of the Day: New York Infrastructure Comes Alive

This is a final project for a Bachelor's Degree?

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The Sad, Sudden End of EveryBlock

The pioneer of hyperlocal news and open data surprisingly closed this morning.

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Here's What the World's Largest Collection of Soon-To-Be-Recycled Shoes Looks Like

It took 25 magazine employees five hours to lay out the 16,407 used tennies.

Jeff Wilcox

Apparently, Most Cities Aren't Getting Any More 'Literate'

It's the District's third year atop Central Connecticut State's literacy rankings.

Russian Man Builds Fantastic DIY Playground with Logs, Roots, Car Parts

Originally hailed as a death trap, the jungle gym has now become a beloved part of Moscow.

Alex Brewer

The Church as Street Mural

In Washington, D.C., an abandoned church is transformed into an art installation.

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Do D.C. Residents Pay More Taxes Than Their Neighbors?

Middle class families don't, but low-income people might be better off in the suburbs.

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Why We Need More Research Into Cycling and Brain Science

Riding a bike may have special benefits that other exercise modes don’t, but we just don't know enough about it.

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To Stay Relevant, Unions Jump Into the Medical Marijuana Business

They have very little to lose by trying to cultivate a new, more labor friendly industry, albeit a highly speculative and technically illegal one.

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What Makes Urban Charter Schools Effective?

MIT economist Josh Angrist believes demographics and pedagogical approach both play a role.

Mike Hicks

Visualizing How Poorly Amtrak's Route Network Serves Most of the U.S.

Some cities, you just can't reach.