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NYC's Newest Tourism Posters Are Aimed at Locals

A new campaign wants to lure New Yorkers to explore neighborhoods in their own city.

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Worried About Climate Change, South Florida Wants Statehood

Money and politics have divided Florida for decades, but the rising sea level has finally prodded the south into action.

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This City-Map Jewelry Is Made with GPS Data

"Urban Gridded Dogtags" take cartographic bling to the next level.

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Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing?

A new study finds a close connection between the two.

Climb With This Stunt Devil up a Humongous Smokestack

Man fulfills lifelong dream of yelling "Whooo!" down a towering chimney.

Mark Byrnes/City Lab

Another Great Design Toy Is Primed for Reemergence

Legos have been hailed as STEM toys—but let's not overlook the power of Play-Doh.

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The Evidence of a Struggle

A leaked autopsy report appears to support claims that there was a fight inside Officer Darren Wilson's car.

Library of Congress, Historic American Buildings Survey/Jack Boucher

The 'Old Met' In Its Final Days

A look back at one of the first failed preservation efforts in newly preservation-minded 1960s New York.

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Oakland Can Now Order Landlords to Evict Sex Workers

A revised city ordinance claims to protect tenants from "nuisance" and crime. But it opens a suspiciously short and strategic path to evicting sex workers with little evidence, notice, or recourse.  

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The French Invented the Apartment

Two New York architects enamored with Parisian flats convinced Rutherford Stuyvesant to build New York's first apartment building in the late 1860s.

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Boulder, Colorado, Has More Toilets Than People

A new and vital analysis from the real estate company Redfin ranks U.S. cities by toilet availability.

Julian Tryba Photography

This 'Layer-Lapse' Video of Boston Is a Lesson in Relativity

A new spin on time-lapse tech shows city features at distinct times of day, all in one frame.

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Why Are Scary Clowns Stalking Around Britain and France?

Halloween isn't much of a tradition there, yet they've been spotted year-round for a while now. What do they want?

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What France Can Teach U.S. Cities About Transit Design

What the French gamely call the "art of insertion" is really a multimodal understanding of streets.

Lauren Giordano/The Atlantic

One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes

Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars—if only they knew how to work the system.

Aly Song/Reuters

Treating Fido Like Family in China

Mary Peng advocates for the welfare of the rapidly growing number of "companion animals" in Chinese cities.

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This Bicycle Gadget Makes Red Lights Turn Green

The "Veloloop" emits a low-frequency signal to alert traffic sensors to a cyclist's presence.

Tom Mason

The Newest Evidence of Climate Change: Shrinking Goats

Striking changes in animal physiology could indicate population collapse.

Josh Anderson/AP

How the Crime of Labor Trafficking Helps Cities Run

A new report details who trafficked workers are—and which industries exploit them.