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The 10 Best Songs About the Subway

Inspired by a new contest to write a song inspired by the G train.

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The Awesome Power of ToolBanks

A simple idea has exponential benefits for cities and communities.

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The New Geography of the Service Class

Which metros have the largest share of service class workers?

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When the Bad Guys Ride Bikes

A spate of injuries and deaths have forced cities to reassess how pedestrians and cyclists interact.

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How the Threat of Losing Beer Unites a Community

With 13,000 gallons of beer about to get skunked in a power outage, a Northern Virginia brewery found that it had many, many friends.

Graphic of the Day: Jerusalem's Sound Map

Mapping the city's church bells, sirens, and calls to prayer.

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Was London's Fancy Olympics Media Center Worth It?

The expensive, state of the art facility bears little resemblance to media accommodations for the 1948 "Austerity Games."

In Houston, a Fire Station's Second Life

A century-old fire house gets remade, pole and all.

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Greetings From a Dam

Why there are so many old postcards of dams.

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Why China Needs More Human-Scale Development

It's time for fast-growing Asian cities to dump the super-block.

How Your City May Have Affected Your Raise

Wage growth varies considerably by metropolitan area, according to numbers from the most recent quarter.

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When Bulls Tear Through a City's Streets

Photos from the running of the bulls.

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The Real Losers of Europe's Unemployment Crisis, Explained in One Chart

More than half of Spain and Greece's young people are out of work.

Littlest Kansas Town Has Biggest Bathroom Pride

Here's the poop on the latest, greatest toilet news from around the world.

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They Built It, But the MLB Never Came

25 years after ambitious big league dreams, Buffalo is at peace with its own reality and the stadium that symbolizes it.

A Better Vision for Apple's Cupertino Campus

The company is missing a key opportunity to develop a walkable neighborhood.

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London Creates Public Transportation Chaos on Purpose

The city's effort to simulate Olympic-level congestion leaves commuters frustrated and late.

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Can City Dwellers Have Nice Things?

Violence at New York's McCarren Park Pool has some suggesting all urban resources fall prey to the tragedy of the commons. Here's why this thinking is flawed.

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Race, Class, and the Stigma of Riding the Bus in America

Can a city successfully gentrify its bus system? Does it want to?