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Bruno Imbrizi

Explore the London Underground With This Awesome 3-D Simulation

"Mind the Gap" takes advantage of open data to present a rotating, zoomable, ambient-noise-inflected model of London's train system.


Exposed: America's Totally Inconsistent Minimum Parking Requirements

Policies differ wildly from city to city and from restaurants to places of worship.

Nancy Cook

Why Chattanooga Doesn't Need Facebook

The city isn't looking for the next big thing. Instead, its cultivated a pipeline of small companies and innovative manufacturers.

Awesome Photobooth of the Day: The One in the New York Public Library

Lovely self-portraits of people and their books.


San Francisco Fire Chief Bans Helmet Cams

Officials say that the ban is necessary to protect people's privacy. Is that so?


A Majority of Black Americans Feel They're Treated Unfairly by Just About Every Major Civic Institution

Cops. Courts. Schools. Elections.


San Diego's Bob Filner Reportedly Set to Resign

Details of an agreement with the city may not come until Friday.


Buildings on Top of Buildings in China

This mysterious temple is tightly secured, with cameras and a fingerprint lock.


A Search for the Brands of Beer Most Likely to Land You in the E.R.

Four malt liquors accounted for nearly half of all alcohol-related emergency-room patients in Baltimore.

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From Sewing to Analyzing: The Historical Shift in Urban Work

Over the past century, cities have gone from being centers of specialized industries to arenas for diverse and complex employment.

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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away

ArrivalStar settles after facing its own lawsuit from the American Public Transportation Association.

SHoP Architects

Can a Hockey Arena Survive Once the Hockey Team Moves Out?

Nassau Coliseum will lose the Islanders in 2015. But developers say with a serious revamp, that might not be a problem. 


Suburbs Might Be Just as Green as Cities

According to a new study, the carbon emissions of urbanites and suburbanites are more or less even.

Nancy Cook

The Dark Side of Chattanooga's Tech Revolution

Companies like Amazon and Volkswagen have flocked to the city. But many working class residents still can't find a good job.


Bob Filner Reaches a Deal With San Diego

Now will he resign?

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People Are Less Likely to Recycle Stuff That's Crumpled, Cut Apart, or Deformed

The weird psychology of deciding what to do with your trash.

Peace Memorial Museum

Haunting Photos From the Only 2 Cities Attacked by Atomic Bombs

Images from a new online exhibit from Google.

Artist Turns London's Garbage Piles Into Bizarre Monsters

With bright paint and an eye out for the police, Francisco de Pájaro transforms street rubbish into hilarious googly-eyed freaks.

JJ Tiziou

Urban Experiment of the Day: Can 1,000 Portraits Prove Everyone Is Photogenic?

A photographer from Philly wants to put your face on a billboard.