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It's No 'Accident': NYPD Changes the Way It Talks About Traffic Deaths

The NYPD is replacing the term "accident" with the word "collision," a change that underscores a new approach to bike and pedestrian fatalities.

Judge Invalidates Bloomberg's Soda Ban

The law was set to go into effect tomorrow.

A Short History of Dead Pigs in Chinese Rivers

Today's discovery of 3,000 dead pigs in Shanghai is shocking- but it isn't the first time this has happened in China.

'Nowcasting' Pollution on the Streets of London

A visual reminder of where most pollution in our cities comes from.

Japan's Permanently Displaced

2 years after a devastating earthquake, 160,000 are still without housing.

These Minimalist Illustrations of Modern Museums Are Strangely Hypnotic

Artist André Chiote's simple geometric lines and bold colors reduce modern architecture to a few building details or formal snapshots.

Finally, a Good Reason to Send Somebody a Photo of Your Genitals

The  "STD Triage" app lets you email pictures of your "intimate problem" to a panel of dermatologists.

The End of Federal Transportation Funding as We Know It

The diminishing power of the gas tax has renewed debate about how — and even whether — Washington can pay for local roads and rails.

San Antonio: A Hub for Investment in Mexico

The city exports more products and services to Mexico than 42 other American states combined.

An Epic Transit-Oriented Development Fail

Let this be a lesson to all: TOD requires more than transit and development. It needs to be walkable.

Imagine a Digital Library in Every Bus or Train

Slow commute? No problem.

What the Steamship and the Landline Can Tell Us About the Decline of the Private Car

Even the most ubiquitous technologies eventually disappear.

Coal Power Plants Are Killing Thousands in Europe: Report

A look at the health consequences of coal's rising popularity.

Embracing the Autocatalytic City

How bottom-up growth, driven by citizens, trumps central command.

Why We Crave 'Authentic' Cities: 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.

Time-Waster of the Day: Guess that City

A new online game has a very simple goal: guess the city in a Google Street View. That's harder than it sounds, let me tell you.

From Resort Town to Tech Center: The Future of Miami

Can the city become the next great start-up hub?

In America, Food Is Getting Cheaper ... Unless You're Poor

New charts explain how America spends money on food.

Want to Show People the Benefits of Transit? Build a Pretend Train Station

A two-day pop-up train station lands in Miami.