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Building Urban Resilience Doesn't Require Much Building At All

Bouncing back from disasters relies more on pre-planning than concrete and steel.

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Baby Formula Is Out at Tulsa Hospitals: This Week in Bans

Also, Sioux City bars texting while driving and a notorious hoon gets jailed in Australia.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Ants

Are cities creating new species of animals?

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The Key to Reducing Congestion Could Just Be Less Selfish Driving

Most of us know better than to read and drive, but we’ve all been guilty of bad behavior at one point or another.

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Is London Serious About Building a Network of Elevated Bike Lanes?

The city is indeed mulling an elaborate plan to hitch bike lanes along elevated rail tracks.

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The World's Most Beautiful Light Pollution

Striking images of Auroras.

Courtesy: SpaceFlavor

This 'Apartment in a Box' Brings Tiny Living to a Whole New Level

Unbelievably, this 8-foot plywood cube fits an office, bed, storage and a meditation space.

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Defining a Great Street

What makes some spaces better than others?

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Fun at the Crosswalk

Waiting for the walk sign doesn't have to be boring.

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Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

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Can Charlotte Rise Again?

The mayor's ambitious redevelopment plan faces steep hurdles in gaining support from a politically divided city.

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Robot Record of the Day: Glowing Quadrocopters Perform Giant Synchronized Flight Over Danube

Wow.

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Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

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A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

OECD

In Search of a Uniform Way to Define the City

To understand and compare modern metropolises, city borders just don't cut it.

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How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

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The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.