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Class-Divided Cities: Dallas Edition

The latest installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Share Everything: Why the Way We Consume Has Changed Forever

An old idea at the heart of cities will be integral to fitting millions more people inside of them in the 21st century.

Why Are There No Big Cities with Municipal Broadband Networks?

Publicly owned Internet infrastructure is luring jobs to smaller towns. Should big cities follow their lead?

Subway Babies and Shrinking Cities (Well): Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Trailer of the Day: Finding the Mysterious Street Photographer Vivian Maier

The photographs are great; the story is even better.

Yup, That's a Gigantic Dog Peeing on This Orange County Building

And you thought your public art was gross.

Why Are There So Many Sinkholes in Florida?

The peninsula is unstable terrain by dint of its particular geology.

Berlin's New Airport Can't Turn Its Own Lights Off

Problems keep piling up at the construction site that will eventually become Berlin Brandenburg Airport.

What It Looks Like to Make a Home in a Cemetery

Bratislav Stojanovic has lived in a Nis graveyard for the last 15 years.

Shouldn't Pedestrians At Least Be Safe From Cars on the Sidewalk?

Even in walking cities like New York, the criminality of drivers who kill pedestrians is far from clear.

How Rio Tamed Carnaval

A new mayor brought order to the rowdy parade scene, registering parties and advertising road closures in advance.

Michigan Will Take Over Detroit

Snyder has "top candidate" for Emergency Manager in mind; consolidation of power will likely lead to cuts and asset sales that the mayor and city council sought to avoid.

Gigantic Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bedroom

The hole underneath the house is estimated to be more than 100 feet wide, but it is not visible from outside the house.

Can the Longest Remaining Stretch of the Berlin Wall Be Saved From the Threat of Condos?

Protesters have halted construction for now, but for many Berliners, it’s as if their worst nightmares are coming true.

Actually Worthwhile Advertising: a Water-Producing Billboard

The high-tech billboard transforms atmospheric moisture into drinking water for thirsty Peruvians.

How Amtrak Could Become a Robust, Profitable Enterprise

We might have to choose between economic efficiency and geographic equality.

Somebody Invented a Car that Runs on Coffee

The odd vehicle, which transforms old coffee grounds into hydrogen, recently set a Guinness land-speed record.

Class-Divided Cities: Miami Edition

The sixth installment in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

Some Super Charming Illustrated Answers to Urban Mysteries

Why do pigeons bob their heads? Do squirrels know where they hide their nuts? And other questions answered in this new art-meets-science book.