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The Mathematical Puzzle That Is the Complexity of the City

How, if at all, can we quantify the relative complexity of a place?

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The Pettiness of Olympic Branding

The micromanaged brand protection strategies of the International Olympic Committee are going down about as well as you’d expect with the home crowd in London.

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Map of the Day: The State of a Warming America

Temperatures rose in each of the continental 48 states since 1970.

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Strip Malls and Big Box Stores Linked to Increased Traffic Deaths Among Seniors

How urban design affects serious traffic accidents among our oldest populations.

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Welcome to 'Toilet Tuesday,' a Weekly Look at the Loos That Matter

Serving up the latest and most piquant of public bathroom news.

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Death Served Cold: Revisiting the Bloody 'Glasgow Ice-Cream Wars'

Animosity still lingers among Scottish ice cream-truck drivers long after the infamous gangland battles of the '80s.

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Why Forest Fires Are Getting Worse

Colorado is having its worst forest fire season in decades. Is climate change to blame?

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How to Stop the Over-Regulation of Street Vendors

New York would be better off treating these vendors like small businesses.

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A Clever Second Life for Some Old Boats

A floating hotel created by a group of New York artists.

5 Surprising Ways Animals Are Helping Cities

You've seen a police officer on horseback, but have you seen a goat in a department of public works uniform?

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How Urban Design Affects Ethnic or Religious Tensions

You can't design your way out of conflict, but the way we build neighborhoods can either help or hinder polarized communities, and maybe even prevent radicalization in the first place.

Mark Byrnes

After Years of Controversy, a Museum Urbanizes

Long hidden in the suburbs, a world-famous art collection gets a new home in downtown Philadelphia.

Why It's So Hard to Be a Food Truck in New Orleans

Tough permit rules, location regulations, and rigorous inspections make the city so known for its food one of the least hospitable to food trucks in the country.

The Future of Detroit

The fifth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the Motor City.

Video of the Day: New York's Hidden Basketball Games

Two filmmakers capture pick-up games across five boroughs.

Vilhelm Pedersen

Introducing Officials Gone Wild: A Blotter of Local Leaders Behaving Badly

It's hard to keep up with all the minor political scandals out there. Let us help you with this weekly list.

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Are These the Fastest-Gentrifying Neighborhoods in the U.S.?

What changes in the white population share can and can't tell us.

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Is It Time to Stop Building Convention Centers?

The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.

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Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.