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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.

Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.

Some People Are Really Upset About the Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban

Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.

Future Ai Weiwei Commentary of the Day: 3000-Year-Old Tombs Mistakenly Bulldozed in Guangzhou

The Chinese city is building out its subway system so fast, this Shang dynasty archaeological site never stood a chance.

Faces of a Madrid Slum Clearance

34 Roma people have been removed from their makeshift homes outside Spain's capital.

The Strange, Sad City of Baikonur, the World's Gateway to the Heavens

It is from this remote community in southern Kazakhstan that humans first sent a satellite, an animal, and a person into orbit. But it didn't get an MRI machine until 2011.

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

Wealthy Foreigners Are Clustering In Only a Handful of U.S. Neighborhoods

Plutocratization is a problem in a very select group of U.S. cities — three to be exact.

Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

In an internship that doesn't pay? Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.

Fukushima's Nuclear Plant is Still Giving Off Scary Levels of Radiation

New tests show the nuclear plant's groundwater is still toxic.

From Urethane Caulking to Temporary Generators: New York's Incredibly Detailed Plan to Protect Buildings From the Next Sandy

These "crucial" recommendations, part of a 33-point building task force proposal, should apply to both future construction and existing structures.