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6 Questions for Defenders of D.C.'s Height Limit

This urban economist would really like to know the answers.

Buy a House, Get a Visa: Coming Soon Everywhere?

Money is increasingly your passport to Europe.

Turn Your Beloved Old Bike Into Taxidermy

In a world that deems it fit to stuff and preserve dead pets, this isn't that bizarre.

The Geography of America's Best Food Trucks

101 trucks in 23 metros.

Map of the Day: Predicted Sandy Flooding vs. Real Sandy Flooding

More evidence that scientists know what they're talking about.

A Possible Link Between Traffic Pollution and Autism

Researchers in California have found a compelling association.

Instagram and Google Street View, Together At Last

An intriguing juxtaposition of exterior backgrounds and human foregrounds.

9 Years Later, Nobody Misses the Concorde

In hindsight, supersonic commercial travel turned out to be a very brief period in the history of aviation.

China's Extreme Holdouts

One house is left standing in the middle of a newly built road in Zhejiang province.

How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Got Himself Removed From Office

The controversial mayor of Canada's largest city is out of a job as of this morning, thanks to a technicality.

The Case for Listening to NIMBYs

We’ll never make much progress by ignoring them.

What Republicans Are Really Up Against: Population Density

To win in 2016, the party needs to revamp their stance on urban policies.

How Places Like Columbus, Indiana, Outrank Silicon Valley

These smaller cities shine when it comes to attracting and keeping jobs.

Black Friday 2012 Rewind: Here Are America's Craziest Shoppers

Warning: Ahead lies profanity, chair throwing and INSANE DEALS!

4 Reasons Retailers Don't Need Free Parking to Thrive

Shopkeepers consistently overestimate parking's role in their success.

Genius Gift Idea of the Day: The Folding Kayak

It's 12 feet long, weighs 25 pounds, and you can store it under the bed.

11 Economist Tricks for 'Winning' Black Friday

Getting the best deals starts with understanding the science of prices. These economic rules can help you save time and money.

Paying Retail Workers a Little Better Can Make a Huge Difference

A Black Friday look at the geography of retail workers' wages.

Hitler Pond to Judas Creek: A Brief History of Controversial Place Names

As Russia considers reviving "Stalingrad," we scan the map for other unsavory historical figures.