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The Future of the ATM in a World of Digital Money

With credit cards and mobile payments dominating commerce, the relevancy—and role—of the ATM is in flux.

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4 Reasons to Remove Traffic Lights in the Era of Peak Driving

In many cases, there are benefits to replacing signals with stop signs—starting with saving taxpayers a lot of cash.

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Where Kids Live Now in the U.S.

Laredo, Texas, for one.

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The Key to Detroit's 'Bright Future' Goes Way Beyond Car Making

The city has a suite of emerging industries, from software development to computer design, that position it for economic growth.

Nadieh Bremer

Visualizing East Asia's Explosive Urban Growth

A winning data visualization highlights the successes—and perils—of the recent East Asian city boom.

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Reinventing Times Square, Again: 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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The Legal Right to Videotape Police Isn't Actually All That Clear

And that includes in South Carolina.

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The Moscow Metro's New, Cohesive Typeface

One of the world's most popular underground networks finally gets the wayfinding treatment it deserves.

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From Unemployed to Small-Business Owner

How a New York state program helps out-of-work people start businesses while still collecting unemployment insurance.

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A Lego Car That Runs on Air

A 21-year-old inventor gets creative with half a million toy bricks.

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Where the White People Live

How self-segregation and concentrated affluence became normal in America.

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The Company That's Helping Mass Transit Stand Up to Uber and Leap

TransLoc is building an on-demand system for transit agencies.

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Make Cherry Blossom Trees Magically Appear in Your Neighborhood

Gritty urban streetscapes transform into dreamy vistas with this map hack.

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The Real Role of Land Values in the United States

Just 6 percent of U.S. land is developed. That matters when we talk about affordability.

San Francisco Has a Robotic Sculpture You Control With Your Brain

"Neuroflowers" changes color and blossoms according to your mental focus.

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Where Minority Populations Have Become the Majority

A Pew map shows that, between 2000 and 2013, whites became the minority in 78 U.S. counties.

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The Baseball Stadium Montreal Never Built

A downtown site once held the promise of keeping the Expos in "la belle province."

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The Troublesome Connection Between City Trees and Income Inequality

A new study finds a strong correlation between income level and canopy cover. But the solution involves more than just planting additional trees.

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In Cape Town, Students Topple a Relic of Apartheid

After a month of protests and sit-ins, a statue of a white imperialist has finally been removed from South Africa's leading university.