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Batman Urbanism: Detailed Maps of Gotham City

With The Dark Knight Rises days away, you can brush up on your Gotham geography.

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The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.

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Olympic Traffic Pushes London to the Brink

Over 235,000 visitors will arrive in Heathrow today, putting the city's specially designed transportation network to the test.

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How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

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The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

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The Longest BART Ride Ever

One man's trip across the entire system from end to end to end in one shot.

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What Might Gas Stations Look Like When Hardly Anyone Uses Gas?

Some whimsical responses to a serious question.

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Loud Talkers on the Subway? Whip Out the 'SpeechJammer'

The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.

Number of the Day: 50,000

The number of people evacuated from their homes on Japan's Kyushu island due to floods.

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The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

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If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

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London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.

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London's Bus Drivers Might Not Strike Before the Opening Ceremonies After All

After walking out last month, a deal could be signed by next week.

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You're Going to Be Hearing More About Bike Polo

The second annual National Championship tournament last weekend was a milestone for the burgeoning urban sport.

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Knitting the Olympics

The cutest tribute to the Games we've come across – just don't tell the brand police.

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Why You Should Be Skeptical of Statistics on City vs. Suburban Population Growth

Columbia University planning professor David King on why calling the contest is beside the point.

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How High Speed Rail Could Revitalize the Northeast

Shrinking the distance between vibrant urban cores and smaller communities could spark an economic boom.

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What Should Become of Route 66?

The old highway could be cleaned up to promote economic vitality in rural communities.