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Armelle Caron

Can You Tell a City By Its Blocks?

What if blocks could be extracted, stripped of all but their essential form, and lined up for inspection? Would we know a place by the sum of its parts?

Reuters

The Geography of Dog Ownership

And what that tells us about international development.

Reuters

Watching People Watch the Eclipse

A rare total eclipse momentarily darkens skies over Australia.

Finally, iPhone Maps That Aren't a Total Disaster

Nokia Maps for iPhone have (almost) everything Apple Maps doesn't.

Courtesy of Nick Frank

The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.

This Guy Was Doing Parkour Decades Before It Became Cool

Is this Jackie Chan's long-lost grandfather?

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The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

Do We Pay More To Live in Diverse Neighborhoods?

Diverse neighborhoods had higher population growth and stronger property value growth last year – and they’re a bit pricier to begin with.

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For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness

The ugly truth about what Marchetti’s Constant means for walkers almost everywhere.

U.S. DOT

Submit Your Questions for Ray LaHood

The outgoing Secretary of Transportation will answer questions from Atlantic Cities readers here later this month.

Courtesy of Airbnb

Travel Site of the Day: Airbnb Goes Hyperlocal

Now you can book your rent-a-room by neighborhood.

Public Toilet in Graveyard Is Tearing Australian Town Apart

Also, the Portland Loo is voted best public bathroom in Canada, and Japan deploys a toilet soccer goalie.

America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

More and more suburbs are cropping up as hubs.

Reuters

The Staten Island Clean-Up Has a Long Way to Go

Many waterfront communities are still in a "state of torment."

NY4P

Measuring a Neighborhood's Green Spaces So They Can Grow

One New York City neighborhood had basically given up on open space. But thanks to some new data, they were able to advocate for it, and get it.

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We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Most Transit Referendums Won

Last week's results are very encouraging — but they're actually in line with recent success rates.

Reuters

How Facebook and Twitter Are Making Developing World Cities Better

The governments of virtually all large Latin American cities now use social media to engage with citizens, and smaller cities are quickly following suit.

Kaid Benfield

Tips for Creating Public Spaces People Actually Want to Use

A city's residents understand how to make exciting streets, squares and parks. Here's how to engage them in the process.

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L.A. Moves Forward With Its Own Immigration Reform

The nation's second-largest city has approved ID cards aimed at helping the otherwise undocumented.