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Amid Soaring Car Crashes, India Offers Free Treatment to Victims

The program will require 51 hospitals to accept injured patients without questions or money up front.

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Do Texting Bans Really Prevent Fatal Accidents?

New research says yes — but only under certain conditions.

Watch: A Dance Performed With a Pedaling Park Bench

A modern dance from San Francisco.

Mark Byrnes

What Should Become of the Astrodome?

Officials are grappling with this choice: spend tens of millions to demolish the stadium, or hundreds of millions to save it.

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New Sport: Hanging By One Arm From Awfully High Places

This Ukranian urban climber is either extremely skilled or deranged (or perhaps both).

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New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Sweet 16

Round 2 of our gut-wrenching head-to-head matchup!

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Car of the Day: A California Two-Way

This automobile is always facing forward.

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Mapping the Bones of a City

Every building in Chicago, mapped by zoning, size, code violations and new construction.

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The Next Housing Bubble Might Be Here

The latest measure from the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indexes shows an 8.1 percent year-over-year increase.

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An On-the-Go Air Filtration System for Beijing's Bikers

The air is so bad, cyclists have taken to creating their own breathing contraptions just to get by.

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Gay Marriage and the Power of Cities to Change the Country

What was once popular opinion – and public policy – in San Francisco could soon be the national norm.

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How to Create an Assault Weapons Ban That Would Actually Cut Down on Violence

The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban had important, positive effects that were just beginning to take root when it expired in 2004.

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After Decades of Sprawl, Density Comes to Denver

The city's push for transit-oriented development has paid off, according to a new report.

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The Great Georgia-Tennessee Border War of 2013

Georgia's state senate just declared that it, not its neighbor to the north, controls part of the Tennessee River at Nickajack.

Announcing the AppMyCity! Prize

We've teamed up with the New Cities Foundation and Google to award $5,000 to the best new urban app from around the world.

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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.

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Who Writes the Wikipedia Entries About Where You Live?

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