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The Stability of the World's Leading Financial Capitals

London and New York continue to top the list of global financial centers.

Seville's Wild Pre-Easter Processions

A week-long parade, featuring wooden sculptures of the Passion

Presenting the Water Fountain of the Future

No awkward bending over necessary.

Can Private Intercity Passenger Rail Make a Comeback?

All Aboard Florida, a passenger service planned for the Orlando-to-Miami corridor, may soon find out.

The Strange Case of Squatters' Sovereignty

A new twist on property rights, in a suburb outside of Washington, D.C.

Fighting Domestic Violence With Architecture and Design

A new generation of shelters is changing the way women and children recover from abusive environments.

Amsterdam's Latest Quest to Tame Legalized Prostitution

The city is tightening the rules governing its famous red light district. Will the efforts cut down on sex trafficking or make the problem worse?

The Inequality of Playgrounds

Public parks in upper-income, predominantly-white communities in Kansas City were more likely to have playgrounds, water features and trails.

A Super-Luxe Pad for Retired Popes

Can you imagine Pope Benedict XVI sorting through his wine cellar in this halo-shaped retirement home?

Bankrupt Vs. Broke: What's the Difference: 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.

Redesign of the Day: A Truck That Won't Kill Cyclists

London Cycling Campaign has a free design tip.

Why Your Skyrocketing Rent Is Bad for the Economy

It hurts when that money leaves your bank account. But where does it go?

How the Focus on 'Energy Intensity' Is Hurting the Fight Against Climate Change

It's a misleading metric that actually tells us very little about efficiency.

An Utterly Terrifying Picture Taken From the Top of the Burj Khalifa

Those toes are 2,722 feet up!

The Silver Lining to the 14,000 Dead Pigs in Shanghai's River

The scandal has prompted China's government to acknowledge the nation's intense problem with food safety.

Is Racial Profiling Institutional at the NYPD?

New evidence from the stop-and-frisk lawsuit.

A Map of the Entire Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background, or CMB, was imprinted on the sky when the universe was young.

The Bullet Train as a Boost for Second-Tier Cities

A new report finds that high-speed rail lines make satellite areas more attractive while relieving pressure on major cities.

Car Exhaust Hurts Children as Much as Second-Hand Smoke

European researchers believe 14 percent of chronic childhood asthma can be blamed on living near busy roads.