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London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose

The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

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Can City Dwellers Have Nice Things?

Violence at New York's McCarren Park Pool has some suggesting all urban resources fall prey to the tragedy of the commons. Here's why this thinking is flawed.

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Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America

Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?

Emily Badger

Soliciting the Solicitors

Cities are inundated by charity canvassers right about now. So we thought we'd stop and ask them a few questions.

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The Urban and Suburban Fortune 500

Where the biggest American companies are located relative to cities.

Edwin Chen

Map of the Day: Soda vs. Pop vs. Coke

This time, based on Twitter data.

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A Mobile Library for Artists

This library on wheels carries over 1,200 books by or about contemporary artists around Mexico City.

Department for Communities and Local Government

A Personnel Shakeup as London Frets Over the Future of Olympic Park

Andrew Altman will step down as CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation.

Old People Appear Floating Over Montreal

Even for performance art, this is pretty weird.

BREAD Studio

A Solution to Hong Kong's Overcrowded Cemeteries: Floating Graves?

Worst. Cruise. Ever.

Reuters

Should a Fast Food Company Be Sponsoring the Olympics?

Londoners are often singularly skeptical toward corporate sponsorship, as the latest fight over McDonald's shows.

Reuters

Scenes of Devastation From Russia's Floods

"We were screaming for help," residents told reporters.

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Londoners Go To Court Over Olympics Missiles

Residents of an East London apartment tower are hoping the legal system will save them from having to host missiles on their roof during the Olympics.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

Of Course People Will Ride California HSR

What they may stop riding are commercial airlines, research suggests.

Chris Barron/Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau

America's Leading Creative Class Metros

Which metros have the highest share of creative class workers?

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North Carolina Pretends Current Sea Level Rise Isn't Happening

The state legislature will not let officials use current estimates in their decision-making.

Reuters

Why U.S. Transit Systems Are Still So Far Away From Converting to Driverless Trains

Public sector transit unions are a potent force in setting transit agendas in American cities – more so than in Europe and Asia.

Jilly Ballistic

NYC's Billboards Are Experiencing Technical Difficulties

Jilly Ballistic's genius street-art campaign to shame corporate products.

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San Francisco Hopes to Curb Panhandling With Puppies

A potentially novel solution to two tough problems.