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The U.S. Simply Doesn't Have Enough Available Rental Housing, Whether You're Rich or Poor

Where do we house 10.3 million households living in extreme poverty?

Intimate Scenes From India's Railroads

As India contemplates a second fare hike in as many months, a Reuters photographer captures what the system means to its riders.

What We Lose When Kids Can't Play in Their Own Streets

A U.K. initiative paints a vivid picture of what can happen when families don't have to worry about passing cars.

7 Examples of the Modern Igloo

Buildings that look to that ancient, icy form for inspiration.

A 42-Part Murder Mystery, Chronicled on the Toronto Subway

The series deals with the universal urban problem of bike riders versus drivers.

The 8 Most Intriguing Finalists From the Bloomberg Philanthropies' Mayors Challenge

Five winners will be announced this spring, but these ideas stand out above the rest.

The Geography of America's Freelance Economy

The metros and occupations where independent workers earn the most.

An Obsessive Cataloging of New York's Windows

If you live in Manhattan, you might recognize your own window in this curious collection by illustrator José Guízar.

We've Been Looking at the Spread of Global Pandemics All Wrong

Redrawn maps of the world's air-transport network could change the way we track disease from city to city.

9 Lessons From Iceland for Building Better Places

Colorful buildings, monuments that blend, and exciting waterfronts.

Twitter Data Use of the Day: Mapping the Languages of New York City

5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.

Athens Hit by Worst Flooding in 50 Years: Scenes From the Streets

A huge overnight storm trapped commuters, knocked out power and killed at least one person.

Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.

In Connecticut, Unplowed Streets Might Be the New Normal

It's been 2 weeks since the blizzard, and many city streets are still covered in snow. Another storm is on the way -- do residents just have to deal?

Sudan's Once Great Train System Is Now in Utter Disrepair

The country once boasted Africa's largest network. Now much is out of service, thanks to mismanagement and neglect.

Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.

Introducing 'Riot,' the Video Game Based on Actual Violent Uprisings Around the World

Take on the role of violent agitators or the police in this atmospheric smartphone simulator.

Incredible Pictures of the Big Snowy Mess That Is the Midwest

60 million Americans were under winter weather warnings, watches and advisories in the 750,000 square miles affected.

The Islamic Urbanist Tradition Is in Danger of Going Extinct

"Mosques are being built in suburban communities only accessible by car."