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Beyond Pretty Pictures: An Unusually Ambitious Design Competition for Sandy Recovery

"There is a desperate need for the best science and information about what climate change will mean to families and communities."

Why Cities Should Be Leading the Push for Immigration Reform

New research suggests that immigrants could boost housing values in precisely the shrinking cities that need it.

100 Ideas for Improving the New York City Subway in 100 Days

From simple hand-sanitizer to a suction garbage system and beyond.

Get Ready to Use Your iPad For the Whole Flight (Just Not Your Cell Phone)

Soon, the FAA will let you use your iPad even during takeoffs and landings.

Aerial Views Show Just How Awful the Fire-Smog Over Singapore Has Become

And this could go on for several weeks.

How Your Online Burrito Review Could Help Standardize Municipal Data

Yelp's effort to publish restaurant health safety inspections is just the second time cities have attempted to communicate valuable information in a common language.

The Thames Riverside Is About to Get a Whole Lot Fancier

London's waterfront has never quite managed the elegance of the Seine, but that's about to change, with the help of a little inspiration from New York.

Yes, Paris Is Wealthy, But Some Parts Are Much Wealthier Than Others

A series of maps reveals the subtlety of central Parisian economic geography.

Patent of the Day: Google's Street View Walking Stick

For hiking trails and other locations beyond the reach of cars.

Incredible Flood Damage Across Northern India

At least 120 are dead in one of the worst monsoon seasons on record.

A New Ad Campaign Asks Parisians to Be Nice to Tourists

And illuminates some national stereotypes in the process.

Scientific Proof That Cities Are Like Nothing Else in Nature

A physicist explains why we've never been able to come up with a proper metaphor.

Indonesia Tells Singapore It's 'Behaving Like a Child' About Smog Coming From Indonesia

Record air pollution levels hit the city-state thanks to forest fires in its neighboring country.

Have We Passed Peak Car?

A new analysis suggests in the U.S., it may be true. Here's why you should still be skeptical.

Can Architects Do For Borders What They've Done For Embassies?

A political boundary can be more than just a barrier.

You Know You Want to Play These Risk-Style Games of 'Urban Domination'

Havoc Boards apply the classic competition for world conquest to ten different cities.

San Antonio Hotel to Guests: If the Spurs Win, Be Prepared for a Riot

Have we resigned ourselves to violence following championship games?

'When It's Time to Make the Next Turn, the Left Side of Your Seat Will Buzz'

How "tactile displays" could help lead to less distracted driving and transform the way we navigate.

Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing

Rodin, meet Napster.