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Old Stadiums Make Great Parkour Courses

Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.

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Cardiff Shopkeepers Worry the City's Homeless Will Leave a Bad Impression

Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.

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Vital Signs of City Performance

Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.

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'She Tells Everyone That Putin Put Mother in a Cage'

Europeans rally to free the Russian girl band Pussy Riot.

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Despite Glitches, Olympics Excitement Finally Arrives in London

The city's new cable car crossing the Thames suffered a malfunction this morning, but Opening Ceremonies hype is building.

Which U.S. Cities Have a Bigger GDP Than Greece?

Ranking the economies of Europe and some of America's biggest cities.

Michael Labory and Bertrand Shippan

The Volcano as Museum

An architect designs a modern art museum that's a giant mass of granite lit from within by the orange glow of primordial fire.

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How to Protect Lake Tahoe (and Places Like It)

Rules for protecting the resources we love.

8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.

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China Crowdmaps Pedestrian and Cyclist Problem Areas

A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

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America's Leading Creative Class Counties

A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

Katrin Spranger

Jewelry Inspired By the Looming Oil Crisis

When oil becomes as valuable as gold, will we wear it like gold?

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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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Number of the Day: 7,630

That's the number of U.S. traffic deaths in the first three months of this year, up 13.5 percent from the first quarter of last year.

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In Paris, Graffiti Gets a Welcome Sign

One of the city's districts has made street art a central part of its identity.

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Go Ahead, Cram 3 of These Folding Cars Into 1 Parking Spot

The Hiriko electric vehicle is so cute you might just want to pick it up and carry it home.

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London Heatwave Causes Problems for Olympics Tourists

Relatively high temperatures cause train problems and worsen ticket queues. 

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Mayor Pays City Employees By Raffle

Good luck!