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Radiating Death: How Walmart Displaces Nearby Small Businesses

The closer they are, the more they fall.

The Two Approaches to Cutting City Costs

There's a short-term and a long-term approach. Cities tried one, now they're looking to the other.

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The Death and Life of Little Havana

While its historic character and culture has been strong for the last 50 years, the neighborhood's re-emergence is complicated by uncertainties.

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Why Bike Theft Is So Hard to Stop

There are few defenses, no risks, and a decent reward.

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Could Changes to Early Voting Rules Hurt Urban Voters?

When it comes to early voting, some states say one size fits all -- and urban counties cry foul.

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When All Else Fails, Paint Their Faces on Potholes

Our new urban heroes.

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Europe's Great Untapped Revenue Source: Property Taxes

But will they take advantage of it?

Maybe Apple Should Use This Incredible Burglary to Advertise the iPhone 5

Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.

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Brilliant Bike Lock of the Day: The Pole-Mounted Bicycle Elevator

A bike lock that only a monkey could pick.

Isaac Cordal

Legions of Tiny Men Infiltrate Croatia

Is it a Leprechaun attack?

A Steam-Powered Bicycle to Rocket You Back to the Victorian Era

Bell not required, as the bike already sounds like a screaming teapot.

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A Depressingly Crowded Map of Conflicts in Africa

A lot has happened in just a few years.

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Time Is Currency in Spain's Cities

With plenty of time, and no Euros, some Spaniards are putting hours in the bank.

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Designing the Font for the World's Tallest Building

The distinctive Arabic typography created for the Burj Khalifa.

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Everything You Need to Know About the New York Soda Ban

It's official: New York City restaurants will soon be barred from serving sodas in containers larger than 16 ounces.

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Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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If You Want Walkable Development, You Must Show That It Pays

The complex math behind the connection between walkability and the economic bottom line.

Ashley Wells

These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.