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A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

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'Crowd-Sourcing Can't Build Bridges': Looking Beyond the Rebuild Era

Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?

Annti Ahtiluoto

Turning Trash Into Table Tennis

Found objects become an urban ping pong station in Helsinki.

Debra Bruno

The Lonely Life of the Chinese Graffiti Writer

Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Rent Bubble of the Day: $2,300 For a 1 Bedroom in North Dakota

An oil boom has caused prices to soar in one small city.

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This Week in Bans: Beijing's Public Toilets to Become Fly-Free

Also, L.A. outlaws plastic bags; Lady Gaga ponders violent threats in Jakarta; and much more.

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The High School Curriculum Every Urban Planner Wishes They'd Had

A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.

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Mapping Vacant Properties to Make Quicker Sales

With thousands of vacant lots on hand, Philadelphia is trying to make it easier for people to buy them.

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New York as Flyover Country

U.S. Navy Blue Angels soar above the World Trade Center as part of Fleet Week.

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A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

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Census Accuracy Report Shakes Up Municipal Challenges

Cities might not want to question the nation's people counters.

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Fighting Climate Change With a 300-Mile Bike Ride

200 riders peddled from New York to Washington on the annual Climate Ride.

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Infrastructure, Tourism and Taxes: The Proposed New Orleans 'Hospitality Zone'

New Orleans wants to tax its tourist areas, but can't agree on how.

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Mapping a Lifetime of Health Risks

How does where we live affect our health? An expert tries to quantify it.

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Instead of Lamenting the Urban Heat Island Effect, Why Don’t We Harness It?

Researchers are already at work turning toasty asphalt into energy cities can actually use.

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Video of the Day: Whole Zoo of Glowing Animals Gets Loose in Cologne

A team of "light painters" make jellyfish, birds and a whale appear in this dazzling video from Germany.

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Portfolio of the Week: Detroit's M1/DTW

An interview with architect Christian Unverzagt of M1/DTW, who uses Detroit's history and resources to create better designs.

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Recycling Old Furniture by Coating It With Black Goop

Designers in the Mexican city of León try to revive an ailing industry with furniture best described as "oil-slick chic."