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Retirement of the Day: The Poet's Pension

The Argentine capital has a special fund for aging creative contributors.

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Portland Might Finally Add Some Fluoride to Its Water

Local groups are calling on officials to add the tooth-protector to public water supplies, citing poor dental health in kids.

Tom Loois

Choosing the Paths Less Traveled? There's an App for That

BlankWays keeps track of which streets you've been down, and plots new, untraveled routes.

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A Flock of Flying Umbrellas Invades Portugal

The city of Águeda is awash in a strange kind of street art.

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How Twitter Is Like a City

For dissidents like Ai Weiwei, the internet is fulfilling roles once played by urban space.

Doing Maintenance Work Atop the World's Tallest Building

Could you be so calm hanging off the pinnacle of Dubai's Burj Khalifa?

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Meet Dhaka, the World's Densest Metro Area

The capital of Bangladesh is spinning into an asphalt crisis.

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Mexico's Boxcar Children

Life in an abandoned rail car outside of Monterrey.

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Political Limbo Puts Buenos Aires Subway at Standstill

Scenes from a city dealing with added congestion as a transit strike drags on.

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The Case for Distinctive Taxi Cabs

What we lose when cities begin copying each other.

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What Japan Would Look Like if it Were Made of 1.8 Million LEGOs

A group of students recreate the country.

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Why Dogs Ride the Subway

Moscow's canine commuters have worked out a clever system to use the city's subway for their benefit.

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Which American Cities Won the Most Medals?

When it comes to the Games, the West Coast dominates.

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Google's Growing Web of Street Traffic Surveillance

The phone in your pocket could be monitoring traffic.

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Why Have So Many Cities and Towns Given Away So Much Money to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela's?

The astonishing story of how the nation's two largest hunting and fishing specialty stores convinced small town America to pay for their expansions.

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What Makes a Public Space Good for Democracy?

The best world capitals to raise a democratic ruckus. 

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The Case for Weird Buildings, Indianapolis Skepticism, and a Renter's Respite: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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Parking Tool of the Day: The Digital Driveway Network

The online parking spot marketplace is heating up.

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Is China's Affordable Housing Going to Those Who Need It?

As China works towards big housing goal, questions arise about who's benefitting.