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How Japan Has Virtually Eliminated Shooting Deaths

In part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership, Japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year.

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Newtown Is a Pretty Typical Connecticut Community

A New England town with a touch of the Gold Coast.

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The Geography of U.S. Gun Violence

What we can say for sure based on recent data.

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Why Greece's Creaky Trains Have Become the Transit Option of Choice

Soaring fuel costs, recession cutbacks, and high road taxes mean many are leaving their cars at home.

Mark Byrnes

Farewell Formstone? Requiem for a Baltimore Building Material

A proposed zoning revision threatens to outlaw Formstone, ubiquitous on Baltimore's row house façades. Will anyone care?

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Even the World's Top Experts Aren't Sure What New York Should Do to Prevent Another Sandy

A star-studded panel discussion highlights just how much uncertainty faces the storm-damaged city.

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Uber's Plan to Dominate Cabs by Phone Is Starting to Work Again

New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.

Jonathan Lansey

BEEEEEEEEP! This Bike Sounds Like a Car Horn

The "Loud Bicycle" prototype can blast careless drivers with a 30-second trumpet that's as loud as a rock concert.

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Strategies for Increasing Diversity in Urban Tech Scenes

New York sets its sights on extending the benefits of the city's burgeoning start-up ecosystem.

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With the Louvre-Lens, a Curtain Call for the Bilbao Effect

The world's most famous museum has opened a relatively modest satellite campus in a former industrial town.

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Traffic Jams, Solved

Jonas Eliasson of Stockholm explains, with great clarity, why congestion pricing clears rush-hour roads.

Planning Corps/Erik Galipo

Urbanist Portmanteau of the Day: Funderpass

This one should have been invented a while ago.

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Sochi's Pre-Olympics Construction Bonanza

The Russian resort town gears up for next year's Winter Games.

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China's 4 Most Wasteful Infrastructure Projects of 2012

Propaganda theme parks, faux-Manhattan skylines, and more.

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Inauguration Day in D.C. Is Being Planned Like a Giant Board Game

A 40-by-60 foot map is helping organizers plot parade routes, choose muster locations, everything.

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A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.

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How the Mafia Is Ruining Naples's Food Scene

Pollution and illegal dumping have destroyed area farms, creating a kind of anti-locavore movement.

Google Maps Is Back

The app - complete with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions - is now available for the iPhone.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.