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Extreme Skier Takes on Alaska's Abandoned Military Deathtrap

The old Buckner Building in Whittier is full of asbestos, jagged rubbish and collapsed walls – in other words, a perfect place to do a little skiing.

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Mayor Bloomberg Is Coming After Your Coffee Cups

He is expected to propose a sweeping ban on plastic foam food packaging in his State of the City today.

NYC Environmental Protection

We've Found the Perfect Valentine’s Day Date for Infrastructure Nerds

What could be more romantic than a trip to the innards of New York’s digestive system?

Architect of the Capitol

Why Is the U.S. Capitol Still Burning Coal?

Also, a London neighbor fights against public gobbing and Sydney's wealthy whine about public-park weddings.

Chicago's Secrets, Revealed Through User-Friendly Apps

The Open City group turns government data into apps on crime, snow plows, even lobbying efforts.

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Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

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Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

Museum of the City of New York

The Claustrophobia of Micro-Apartment Living

Sure, tiny spaces look cool. But would you actually want to live in one?

Sara Johnson

Are Food Trucks Worse for the Environment Than Storefronts?

It's not easy to compare them, but we're giving it a shot.

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Cultural Export of the Day: Stockholm Drinks the Brooklynade

Tres Brooklyn is so 2012.

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Can You Build a Tech Ecosystem in a City with a Huge Digital Divide?

Access for all was one of the hot topics at The Atlantic's Start-Up City: Miami conference.

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The Car That Got Stuck Going 125 mph ... for an Hour

A real-world screening of Speed ended with a small miracle of bureaucratic coordination.

How Much Would You Pay to Live Like a Homeless Person?

Sleep on a park bench or under a train track for just $16 a night.

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In Berlin, Searching for Food in the Dumpster Is the Next Big Thing

A new German website alerts members about the location and content of leftover sustenance.

Reuters

Hoboken Could Be a Model for Dealing With Urban Flooding

Hoboken could provide a perfect laboratory for aggressive efforts. Are state and federal governments ready to participate in the experiment?

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10 Ways to Improve High-Density Cities

Ideas for enhancing safety, affordability, and quality of life.

Watch a Map of Lost Productivity (Otherwise Known as Tweeting)

All the tweets in the world glimmer in this entrancing visualization of real-time tweets.

Reuters

Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

4 reasons why Obama is wrong to think the sector can solve the unemployment crisis.

Rebecca Davis

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.