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Mapping Where Jimmy John's Ex-Employees Are Forbidden to Make Sandwiches

It might be simpler to mark where an ex-Jimmy Johnner CAN legally put meat on sub roll.

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Here's How Your Brain Gets You Around Town

A mix of imagination and memories of the physical shape of your surroundings helps orient you when you're lost.

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Large Metros Have Generated the Lion's Share of Employment Since the Great Recession

Are big, successful cities the new normal?

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When Streets Aren't Safe for Children: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Eating and Drinking at the Top of London's BT Tower

A film made when the 581-foot tower was a lot groovier.

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The Social and Economic Impact of Ebolaphobia

Our cities lose when we demonize one of our most educated and skilled immigrant communities.

Patricio Murphy

How Formalizing a Network of 'Waste-Pickers' Is Making Buenos Aires Greener

The city claims to have reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 44 percent in just one year.

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What We Can Learn from a Dutch Bike Traffic Jam

Even in the cycling utopia of the Netherlands, bicyclists face infrastructure problems.

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Remembering the London Beer Flood

On this day 200 years ago, a crowd of unlucky Londoners learned the hard way that there's no such thing as a free drink.

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The First Step to Success? Being Heard

For 15 years, one organization has improved outcomes for Baltimore youth with a surprising tool: the debate team.

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One Way to Avoid Flight Delays: Help Air-Traffic Controllers Do a Better Job

Hamsa Balakrishnan develops algorithms that help controllers and pilots better manage who's taking off and when.

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A Majority of Americans Are (Technically) Multi-Modal

New data show a clear mobility "continuum" from car-only to car-less.

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This Weekend There Could Be Auroras—on Mars

NASA says it's a “once-in-a-lifetime event.”

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A Dutch City Is Monitored by Giant, Unblinking Eyeballs

People won't be able to avoid the gaze of the Terrible Eyes, say the makers of this Orwellian artwork.

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Turning Topography Into Typography

Aerial Bold aims to develop an alphabet out of aerial maps.

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Paris Erects an Unlikely 'Christmas Tree'

Artist Paul McCarthy stretches the boundaries of art and political commentary in the public square.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

A Coal Worker's Life—With a Lot Less Coal

A photo essay of life along the King Coal Highway shows the struggling, post-mining towns of southern West Virginia.

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Can This Man Bridge Two Disparate D.C. Communities—and a River?

Scott Kratz had a successful career in museum education until he stumbled upon a new calling: building an ambitious, elevated park over the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.

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New York's Attorney General Declares War on Airbnb

Does the home-sharing service really disrupt neighborhoods? Or just commercial hotel profits?