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When Urban Security Cameras Actually Save Lives

Taxi driver homicide rates are three times lower in cities with in-car cameras.

Exactly When Is a City Strong Enough to Spar With Walmart?

A delicate calculation.

Let's Just Pretend This Doesn't Exist: 3D Printed Poop

Credit an Israeli designer for giving Tel Aviv its most revolting art project, ever.

The Insane, True Costs of Raising a Family in America's Major Metros

Why the federal poverty line really doesn't reflect a family's needs.

Flying Machine of the Day: An Airborne Bike for About the Cost of a Small Car

Don't get too excited — this prototype technically won't let you sail above your morning commute. 

5 Landmarks That Could Soon Be Swallowed by Rising Seas

Among them: postcard-perfect lighthouses, parks, and seaside city blocks.

Polka Dots Will Never Be Enough to Make Bike Helmets Cool

We need to reinvent these things, not make them prettier.

An Effort to Gather the Best New Urban Policy Innovations in One Place

According to a survey of 200 experts.

Globalization Is The Unsung Champion of the Protests Around The World

The growing global middle class wants good schools and good governments, and they're letting their leaders know.

Sukkah City: Revisiting the Crazy, High-Concept, Temporary Jewish Huts of NYC

The largest non-Orthodox, non-Israel centered public expression of Jewish life in the history of New York.

Where You Don't Have to Feel Bad If You're a 40-Year-Old Renter

Even with a family.

Watch Vietnam Transition From Communism to Capitalism

A look back in the early 1990s.

Portland Confronts Years of Legal Limbo For a Downtown Homeless Camp

A judge is set to decide whether a tent city owes the municipal government thousands of dollars in fines.

'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'

No, Ride-Sharing Is Not the Death of Public Transportation

It helps cities cut car ownership, and it might even support a broader transit network.

Vancouver Bans Coal – Let's See How That Goes

Your weekly look at all the stuff our elected leaders are outlawing.

And the Cities That Brew the Best Beer in America Are...

Results from the 2013 U.S. Open Beer Championship suggest that Wisconsin is totally killing it, suds-wise.

Why Walmart Still Hasn't Crushed the Regional Grocery Store

Brand loyalty still plays a big role even though supermarkets mostly sell all the same stuff.

Yes, GIS Files Are Public Data, Too

California affirms that cities can't withhold digital mapping information.