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In Arizona, Fear of a Transgender Toilet

Arizona wants to tie bathroom access to birth certificates; scientists sound warning about pit latrines; a municipal government does BYO toilet paper.

MPI's Zara Matheson

Class-Divided Cities: Boston Edition

The 10th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.

Floating Sheep

Who Writes the Wikipedia Entries About Where You Live?

And what if it's not other people who live there?

Reuters

A Cyclist's Lost Arm Becomes a Symbol of Reform in São Paulo

The mayor of Brazil's largest city pledges to stop the carnage. Will it work?

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Urban Explorers Think About Public Space Differently Than We Do

Author Moses Gates on what we should be able to access.

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Tunnel Opening of the Day: Bypassing Highway 1's Least Reliable Stretch

Today marks the end of roughly 75 years of on-again-off-again road closures in a suburb of San Francisco.

This Could Be the World's Most Uncomfortable Pedestrian Crossing

An underpass with a forehead-level concrete ceiling seems designed to knock out Chinese citizens.

HousingCheckup

12 Fresh Ideas for Transforming the Places We Live With Open Data

A few of the 886 proposals from the Knight Foundation's latest open government news challenge.

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The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

Reuters

Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

A week-long parade, featuring wooden sculptures of the Passion

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Presenting the Water Fountain of the Future

No awkward bending over necessary.

All Aboard Florida

Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Make a Comeback?

All Aboard Florida, a passenger service planned for the Orlando-to-Miami corridor, may soon find out.

The Strange Case of Squatters' Sovereignty

A new twist on property rights, in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C.

YWCA Pierce County

Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

A new generation of shelters is changing the way women and children recover from abusive environments.

Reuters

Amsterdam's Latest Quest to Tame Legalized Prostitution

The city is tightening the rules governing its famous red light district. Will the efforts cut down on sex trafficking or make the problem worse?

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The Inequality of Playgrounds

Public parks in upper-income, predominantly-white communities in Kansas City were more likely to have playgrounds, water features and trails.

1week1project

A Super-Luxe Pad for Retired Popes

Can you imagine Pope Benedict XVI sorting through his wine cellar in this halo-shaped retirement home?

Reuters

Bankrupt Vs. Broke: What's the Difference: 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.

London Cycling Campaign

Redesign of the Day: A Truck That Won't Kill Cyclists

London Cycling Campaign has a free design tip.