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Saudi Arabia Will Let Women Ride Bicycles — But Only For Fun

No transportation!

Irish Homeowners: World Champs at Not Repaying Mortgages

The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.

Phoenix's Walkability Gamble Might Actually Pay Off

The Reinvent PHX initiative will try to guide transit-oriented development in five districts along the new light rail corridor.

New York Mayoral Hopeful Malcolm Smith Arrested for Bribery

The state senator was accused of trying to buy the support he needed to get on the Republican's mayoral ticket.

App Developers Turn Their Eye to Global Sanitation

Participants of the "International Sanitation Hackathon" have some promising ideas to fight disease and death caused by poor sanitation.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Final Four

Only one round left...

Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?

A new film makes the case for Poynton's shared space experiment.

An Awful Person Destroyed Golden Gate Park's 'Fairy Door'

San Francisco just got a little less whimsical.

Selling Solar Power in India's Slums

The country is fast outgrowing its electric grid. Are small-scale solar projects the solution?

The Strange Decline of the Philly Accent

Linguists are still trying to understand the surprising evolution of how Philadelphians speak.

2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

Jokes of the Day: April Fools Urbanist Round-Up

Perhaps all humor really is local.

How a Map Is Like an Op-Ed

Thanks to the open data movement, anyone can be a cartographer. Professor Laura Kurgan on geography as a storytelling tool.

10 Chair Designs for People Who Really Love Their Books

Like, really.

Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.

The Addictiveness of the U.S. Census Bracket Game Cannot Be Denied

Sixty-four cities, 64 populations to rank by size.

The Secret Lives of Garbage Men

Anthropologist Robin Nagle on the vital, hidden, and arcane sanitation system that enables cities to function.

Pails of Water and a Fight for a Beer Bucket: Bizarre Easter Traditions

A collection of strange and lovely Easter traditions.

Class-Divided Cities: San Francisco Edition

The 11th in our series exploring the class divides across America's largest cities and metros.