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Alexis Madrigal

Man Refuses to Stop Drone-Spying on Seattle Woman

Is this legal?


Millennials Lead the Trend to Less Driving, But What Happens As They Get Older?

Twenty-something Americans drive about 20 percent less today than their parents.


A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.


In 2012, Extreme Weather Drove More Than 30 Million People From Their Homes

The majority were displaced by flooding from monsoons and typhoons in Asia.

Spring Is Here! Time For House-Crushing Walls of Ice

This weekend, winter struck back in an awesome way.

Photographing Tokyo's Coolest Escalators

Miha Tamura captures the extraordinary side of this everyday ride.


Does Every City Need A Chief Resilience Officer?

The Rockefeller Foundation plans to fund positions in 100 cities worldwide.

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Why We Should Never Fine Cyclists

Forget the penalties—bike riders shouldn't have to obey laws designed for 4,000-pound automobiles.


How Congress Can Help Rust Belt Cities Attract (and Keep) High-Skill Immigrants

Shrinking cities are hoping immigrants will rebuild our their communities. Washington should gear policy to helping them.

Mayor of the Day: Bobby Tufts, Age 4

This is what happens when you choose your mayor by drawing names from a hat.


The Correlation Between Gun Deaths and the Assault Weapons Ban

According to new data, gun deaths declined the fastest when the federal law was in place.


Paris's Beloved, Legal Artist Squatter Community in Peril

A stand-off with the city could cost Paris one of its most-visited bastions of Bohemianism.

Amy Sullivan

Why Every Mayor Could Benefit From Some Business Experience

An interview with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

Announcing the 3 Finalists in the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

The international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.


A Wild New Way to Make Money Off of Urban Trees

America's urban trees absorb 25.6 million tonnes of CO2 annually. That carbon storage is worth $50.5 billion a year, but can cities profit?


Cyclists Aren't 'Special,' and They Shouldn't Play by Their Own Rules

The days of the outlaw bicyclist are over.


The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

Celebrating L.A.'s Hidden Walkability

A two-day urban hike called the Big Parade reminds Angelinos that their city has a pedestrian culture after all.