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Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

Domestic Violence Survivors Who Call the Cops Risk Eviction in Some Places

Some cities require landlords to evict tenants who call 911 3 times within 4 months. The rule puts women in grave danger.

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

China's Lost Rivers

20 years ago, there were 50,000 rivers in China. Now, more than 28,000 of these rivers are missing. Why?

What the Government Has Spent on Sandy So Far

6 months after Sandy, the feds haven't spent nearly as much as they will on recovery efforts.

Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture?

The museum's expansion means destroying 'The Folk,' a quirky, celebrated building next door.

The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

Posters of Angry Eyes Actually Scare Off Bike Thieves

A British experiment showed that images of eyes reduced the amount of stolen bikes in certain locations by 62 percent.

America's Best Performing Cities

Ideas, talent, skills, and density remain key contributors to the growth of America's metros.

How Dallas Killed the Farmers' Market: 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.

Map of the Day: Pollution in California

A new interactive map ranks California zip codes based on factors including air quality, pesticide use, groundwater, and traffic density.

Mapping the Subtle Science of Parking Demand

The Seattle region pioneers a way to calculate just the right amount of parking.

Piles of Sneakers, Rose Petals and Other Moving Memorials to Boston

From the city and beyond.

Resurrecting a Community Garden Destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

A 20-year-old garden demolished by the storm is getting a second chance.

Yerevan Loves Grandiose Graves, But It's Running Out of Room for Them

Only four of the city's cemeteries have space remaining.

How Gross Is the Air of the NYC Subway, Really?

The results of a microbial analysis.

Ho Chi Minh City Scrambling to Put Transit in Place Before People Start Buying Cars

"Once people get into a car, it's hard to get them out."

Building a Bike and Pedestrian Lobby With Teeth

New York advocates for safer streets form a PAC to influence city elections.