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Kurt Hollander

When Your City Is Killing You

In Several Ways to Die in Mexico City, author Kurt Hollander explores the way a city's air, food, and diseases actually affect us.

Courtesy of the Brookings Institution

The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

Do New Yorkers Really Need to Be Told How to Use Bike Lanes?

According to this cheeky movie by the city's Bike Ambassadors, yes, yes they do.

Jordan Matters

Dance of the Day: In the Streets

You can dance if you want to; you can leave your friends behind.

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Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

Reuters

After Sandy, How Should We Decide What Is Worth Rebuilding?

The Dutch have a way of deciding what is worth saving with a dike or sea wall, and what is not. Should we follow their example?

Reuters

Why America Has One of the Highest Child Poverty Rates in the Developed World

Blame our public policy, which hasn't kept up with the massive changes in American family structure.

Reuters

The Growing Rural Isolation of Veterans

If you live in a city, you're much less likely today to know a vet (or to know about his or her problems).

Reuters

Trudging Through 5 Feet of Water? Just a Day in the Life of a Venetian

Flooding has filled the city's romantic streets and squares with water.

Reuters

A Simple Way to Reduce Urban Poverty: Pave Streets

New research finds that paving streets boosts housing wealth, which boosts credit use, which boosts household consumption — all for little cost.

Imagining the Colorful Adventures of a Stolen Bicycle

The meaning of this little film seems to be: If your bike is stolen, it's probably being ridden by somebody who loves it a lot more than you.

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5 Models for Cheaper, Greener Housing for Veterans

A look at some of the country's forward-thinking projects.

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Housing the Invisible: Finding Homes for LGBT Seniors

They often feel particularly isolated and alone. But a small group of developers is trying to change that.

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Why Are Londoners Building Slums in Their Backyards?

Quasi-legal buildings are popping up for rent all over the city, and officials are doing little to regulate these Dickensian dwellings.

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How Nonprofits Can End Up Becoming a Drain on City Budgets

Municipal governments can't sit idly by while tax-exempt organizations get services for free.

Harrison McClary / Reuters

America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

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Rebuilding After the Storm: 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.

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Balloon Flight of the Day: Across the Atlantic

Jonathan Trappe is hoping to fly from Maine to Paris in a lifeboat suspended from a handful of helium balloons.

Reuters

Will Obama Fight Colorado and Washington's New Pot Laws?

On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.