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Would We Leave Disaster-Prone Cities in the Absence of FEMA?

Economist Matthew Kahn wonders how coastal areas might adapt to climate change without federal assistance.

The Evolution of Urban Planning in 10 Diagrams

A new exhibit from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association showcases the simple visualizations of complex ideas that have changed how we live.

Segway Accidents: An Ongoing Crisis?

Segway Inc. has fallen out of the news. Perhaps it shouldn't have.

The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy'

Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.

The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

Miserable Airport of the Day: Dallas/Fort Worth International

On-time arrivals have plummeted thanks to American Airlines' ongoing dispute with its pilots.

Fearing Political Unrest, Beijing Outlaws Basically Everything: This Week in Bans

Also, a California city outlaws never-ending going-out-of-business signs and a Tucson hotel welcomes back Rod Stewart.

The 'Covert Cloak' Protects the Privacy of the Painfully Shy

This high-tech garment detects the stares of rude people and instantly deploys shields.

There's No Question: Climate Change Made Superstorm Sandy Worse

Here's the logic: Sandy threw the ocean at the land, and because of global warming, there were about eight inches more ocean to throw.

'This Sucks'

A nor'easter adds insult to the injury inflicted by Hurricane Sandy.

Here Are the Places Where You Can Buy Wine From Amazon

Starting today, the internet giant will begin shipping wine to a handful of states, and others may follow.

This DIY Traffic Counter Could Change Everything About Transportation Planning

A $139 device that community groups, neighborhood associations, and advocacy organizations can use to gather data on their own.

The Strike Is Over, But Chicago Public Schools Face an Even Uglier Fight

Officials may close as many as 100 public schools in Chicago this year. But the politics of right-sizing are never easy.

The Homogenization of the Global Music Festival

Pitchfork Paris is a lot more Pitchfork than Paris.

These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs

America's most competitive large metros for job growth.

Behold the YikeBike, the Super Lightweight Folding E-Bike That Looks Like a 'Star Wars' Droid

Beep boop bip!

Beautiful Chaos at Kolkata's Durga Puja

Think of it as the world’s largest, most popular public art fair.

Team Name of the Day: The Denver Nuggets

Heh, heh.

Superstorm Sandy Meets Tim Burton in This Creepy Animation

A most ominous storm was brewing over the East Coast.