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A Dazzling Totem Pole of Tires in One of Cape Town's Most Dangerous Slums

Rather, it's about a neat community art project dealing with old tires.

If Other Cities Are Demolishing Skywalks, Why Does Cleveland Want a New One?

The fight against outmoded 20th-century infrastructure.

Dubai to World: Forget Our Debt Crisis, Look at This Shiny Car

Lamborghini logic.

Meet the Judges for the AppMyCity! Prize

There's still time to enter the international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

The More Diverse a Metro Is, the More Segregated It's Likely to Be

The gains towards greater integration over the last four decades aren’t going to the metro areas that need it the most.

Can a 'Moneyball' Approach Turn Around New Orleans Schools?

Scores are rising as teachers track data and look for patterns to improve classroom learning.

8 Tools We Used to Navigate the World Around Us Before GPS and Smartphones

A new Smithsonian exhibit takes on the history of "getting from here to there."

Can You Tell the Difference Between These Pictures of New York and Mumbai?

One photographer's quest to capture the similarities between the two cities.

What Happens to the Olympics Plans of Cities That Don't Win Them?

More importantly: Does a city get anything out of the exercise?

The Problem With Calling Cities 'Post-Industrial'

It's time to come up with a new way of thinking and talking about places like Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland.

El Paso Ushers in Its Downtown Renewal With a 'Demolition Weekend'

The Texas city gets started on a broad downtown improvement plan in dramatic fashion.

Yo, I'm Trying to Sleep Here! New York's Wonderful Map of Noise

This visualization breaks down Manhattan's noise problem at the micro-level of ice cream trucks, loud TVs, "banging/pounding" and more.

Places Even Cell Phones Don't Reach: The 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.

DIY Urbanism of the Day: How Many Drivers in Your Nabe Aren't Signaling?

And are they better or worse than the national average?

Here's What It Would Look Like If Paris's Houses Could Fly

An artist reimagines the city's homes against the sky.

Surprisingly Lush Photos of Daily Life in North Korea

Inside the Hermit Kingdom.

How the Suburbs Could Drive a Compromise on Gun Control

An intriguing theory about the geography of the "middle ground" on guns.

Could Paris End Up With a Metro Station Named After Serge Gainsbourg?

The system's expansion means plenty of jockeying to name the city's newest points of reference.

Look How Many States Still Allow Housing Discrimination Against Gays

Also: unmarried couples and poor families.