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Why Are Champaign-Urbana's Jaywalking Arrests Almost All Black?

Between 2007 and 2011, about 90 percent of those arrested were African American. How did this happen?

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A Brief History of the Birth of Urban Planning

The field first started in America as the purview of three very different types of thinkers.

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The Ritzy Seoul Neighborhood at the Heart of South Korea's Music Video Sensation

The song is a sly send-up of Gangnam's self-importance and ostentatious wealth.

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Is a VMT Tax a Good Idea?

San Francisco is the latest city to consider a vehicle-miles traveled fee system.

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The Rise of the Majority-Asian Suburb

In southern California, the number of Asian suburbs is growing rapidly.

The Path of Tropical Storm Isaac: Will the GOP Get Drenched?

An update on the chances that an awful lot of comb-overs could get blown to smithereens.

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America's Leading High-Tech, Venture Capital Centers

New data tracks the geography of technology investment.

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10 Signs the RNC Is a Way Bigger Deal for Tampa Than the Super Bowl

The city has plenty of experience putting on the NFL's big event. But hosting a convention will be something different.

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Discovery of the Day: How to Weaken a Hurricane

The answer lies in Marine Cloud Brightening, exactly what it sounds like.

This Week in Bans: The English and Their 'Extreme' Dog Dancing

Also, Oklahoma City outlaws Michigan sportswear and a face-kicking preacher is turned away from the U.K.

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How a Political Convention Helped Save America's First Modernist Skyscraper

In 2000, the RNC unwittingly became a preservationist force in Philadelphia.

What Your Skyline Says About Your City

The physical space reveals something deeper about a place.

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Restaurant Located Deep in a Finnish Mine Is Totally Booked (Of Course)

Diners at this "pop-down" kitchen near Helsinki can nosh on "friction-smoked whitefish" more than 260 feet underground.

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This Is Your City on War

Scenes from Aleppo, Syria.

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Pedestrians Keep Dying on Georgia Roads

A recent spate of deaths should prompt a new commitment to road safety. Instead, the opposite is happening.

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Parks Weren't Always for Everybody

A new project in London tries to send that message through a playful, interactive installation.

There's a Riddle Hidden Within This Bike Rack

Rearrange the letters to see what you can spell.

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Baltimore's Newest Crime Fighting Equation

The city's police are fighting illegal guns rather than drugs. Will it cut down on violence?

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Why I Moved Back to the Suburbs

Increasingly, I find fashionable inner city neighborhoods as banal as any suburb, just more expensive.