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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

Announcing the 3 Finalists in the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

The international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?

Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules

The days of the outlaw bicyclist are over.

The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.

Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development

States with higher per capita tax collection rates are more affluent, with higher concentrations of talent and highly educated people.

A Proposal to Make the Micro Apartment a Little More Livable

The dormitory meets the real world.

Is China Not Urbanizing Fast Enough?: The Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we' ve come across in the past seven days.

17-Year Brood II Cicadas Emergence Update: They're Nearly Heeeere!

The sex-crazed insects have been busy in the past few weeks, with early sightings in the lands surrounding New York and Washington, D.C.

Wildly Futuristic Stop Sign of the Day: A Laser-Powered Water Curtain in Sydney

The most ingenious way to stop too-tall trucks from colliding into bridges.

The Real Life Towns That Inspired 'The Great Gatsby'

Vintage photos of Long Island's mansions.

Where Americans Tweet Messages of Hate

Clear and distressing pockets of hate speech.

Compare Cities, Streets and Other Shapes With This Cartographic Mixing Machine

Curious to know what the Champs-Elysees might look like in Midtown Manhattan? Forget the square footage and just put it there.

Traffic Pollution May Be Harming Kids in Ways We Never Imagined

Another reason to worry if you live near a highway.

A Mesmerizing Timelapse Shows Just How Essential Public Transit Is to Zurich

Trains, trams, streetcars and the people who ride them play a starring role in this kinetic 3-minute film.

What's Your City Watching on YouTube?

A new tool shows the geography of Internet distraction.

More Evidence That Marlins Park Was a Horrible Deal for Miami

The city still can't find tenants to fill up retail spaces along the stadium's parking garages.

How to Resurrect an Urban School District

Cincinnati has improved students' test scores by fostering cooperation between teachers, administrators, and local community service organizations.