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The Surprising Spending Habits of India's Rural Population

For the first time in two decades, rural spending is growing faster than urban spending. How can this be?

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The Case for Eliminating Disabled Parking Placards

They invite fraud, drain city revenue, and often fail to help those who need it most — new research proposes an alternative.

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Why You Shouldn't Let Your Dog Pee on Trees

An investigation of how canine urine contributes to urban plant death.

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Dubai's Misguided Effort to Motivate its Bus Drivers

A nice idea in theory that's nonetheless super unsafe.

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The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap Helium Balloons

A $95 DIY kit can help you map your city with higher resolution than Google Earth can.

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Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

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Fanciful Velocipede of the Day: The Return of the Dandy Horse

The Dandy Horse returns with a new name and a new mojo.

Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.

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Why California Is Suddenly Adding Jobs Faster Than Texas

Does the government deserve the credit?

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Do More Car Accidents Happen in Bigger Cities?

New data suggests that city population plays little role in frequency of collisions.

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The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

There's a surprisingly longstanding tradition in American politics of fighting land use regulations.

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Television as Urban Regeneration: Manchester's MediaCityUK

BBC is decentralizing to Northern England as part of a sweeping urban redevelopment project. Can it bring some of London's prosperity with it?

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Tampa's Two Conventions

A look at the Republican National Convention and the protesters outside.

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How the Drought Is Imperiling the Water Supply of New Orleans

It's not the way you think.

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Education and Job Requirements: The Great Mismatch

Gaps between educational attainment and job openings are responsible for our long-term unemployment problems.

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Bollywood and Bangalore as Clusters of Creativity

India is becoming an important global player in entertainment.

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The Most Intriguing New Global Architecture Ideas You've Never Heard Of

The best (and worst) of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

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You Didn't Plant That: Where Urban Trees Really Come From

Most city trees aren't the result of tree-planting programs.

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Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.