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What Food Desert Maps Get Wrong About How People Eat

Our understanding of food access seldom takes into account a key factor: mobility.

Group Antro

Introducing an Electric Scooter That Folds Up Into Luggage

Hungary's MOVEO scooter looks like something baggage handlers might lose at the airport.

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Relationship Killer of the Day: Neutralizing Germany's 'Love' Padlocks

A group of urban hackers spent a day in Bamberg destroying people's public expressions of everlasting love.

Jay Gordon

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

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The Temple Where Indians Go to Get Exorcised

This is where you bring your possessed relatives.

The Happiest Cities in America, According to 10 Million Tweets

People in Napa, California, sure are satisfied. And the saddest places all swear too much.

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The Incredible Rise of Government Spending on the Poor, in One Chart

Where is all of this spending growth coming from? New programs, new people, and health care.

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Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators

An old idea reinvented for the 21st century.

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America's Infrastructure Is Under Attack... By Chinese Hackers

A crippling cyber attack that shuts down our power grid and poisons our water? Not so impossible anymore.

The Tyranny of Homeowners Associations

How these organizations can stifle expression and sustainability.

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An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking

A new study highlights the concern women riders have for car traffic.

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The Problem With Police Line-Ups

False eyewitness identifications are the leading factor in wrongful convictions. Washington, D.C., wonders if it can fix that.

Mathias Hintermann

Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

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The End of the Neighborhood School

A spate of closings is leaving children without local education options.

MPI's Zara Matheson

What Is It Exactly That Makes Big Cities Vote Democratic?

Not all urban areas are bastions of blue. Population, density and education all play a role.

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'Freedom for the Rest of Your Life': Dispatches From the Youth Bike Summit

Young people gather in New York to discuss the future of kids and their bicycles.

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Lunar New Year Around the World

Welcoming the Year of the Snake.

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The Monotony of Gentrification: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Kit Chung

Commuter Portraits of the Day: Beijing Metro Riders in GIFs

They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.