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Demand for Foreign-Born Workers Is Spiky

Many U.S. cities cannot access the skilled workers they need.

Florian Riviere

Turning Dublin Into One Big Gymnasium

A street artist has laid impossible-to-complete track and swim lanes all throughout the city.

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Demolitions Return to Waterfront Lagos Slum

Stilted homes over the water are being taken down by the government, leaving thousands homeless.

Map of the Day: The Geography of Klout

Which countries have the most social media influence?

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As Olympics-Only Lanes Near Opening, London Taxi Drivers Protest

Upset over being excluded from the lanes, some 200 London cab drivers blocked traffic in Parliament Square.

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UK Bus Passengers Aghast at Poo Tidal Wave

Also, a pilot program to give out free toilet paper in China fails miserably.

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The Latest Pictures of London's Race to the Olympics

With only 10 days until the Opening Ceremonies, images from all over the city as it the Games draw ever closer.

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Why We Should Stop Talking About 'Bus Stigma'

Obsessing over trying to serve different economic classes on mass transit misses the point.

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San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Minutes? Sure, on the Hyperloop

Elon Musk imagines a cheap, faster-than-a-plane, weather-immune, crash-impervious people-mover.

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The Barefoot Run Through Kathmandu

During the "Bol Bom" pilgrimage, the faithful chant the name of Lord Shiva while running some 9 miles.

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A Drone's-Eye View of Detroit

A video camera and an unmanned aerial vehicle offer a unique tour of the city.

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A Brief History of NYU Land Battles

With a City Council vote on NYU 2031 imminent, a look back at four classic town-gown confrontations.

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A Ghost City in Angola, Built by the Chinese

Hundreds of apartment buildings, schools and retail units sit empty, priced out of reach for most Angolans.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Spoofs, Send-ups, and Other Taunts for London's Brand Police

The London Games have been an exercise in image control, but that has only encouraged the jokers.

Martha Cooper

How Street Art Is Changing a Miami Neighborhood

Is Wynwood a place where Miami’s creative minds come to hang out and work or "where art goes to die"?

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The Case for Public Transportation, in Infographic Form

A new chart details what we save when we take the train or bus.

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Large U.S. Cities and Tolerance

How America's biggest metro areas stack up.

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In Praise of Smaller Cities

Growing up, I couldn't wait to get out of Ann Arbor. But years of big city living has given me new appreciation for my hometown.

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How the New iPhone Will Expose Cities Lagging on Open Data

Once Apple releases its new mapping software, you'll only be able to find the bus if you live in a city with open data.