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Can Paris Cool Live Beyond the City Lines?

The view from the city's electronic music scene.

Why India Keeps Its Cities So Short

Despite an urban development explosion, the country hasn't developed a taste for skyscrapers and tall building.

The Claustrophobia of Micro-Apartment Living

Sure, tiny spaces look cool. But would you actually want to live in one?

Are Food Trucks Worse for the Environment Than Storefronts?

It's not easy to compare them, but we're giving it a shot.

Cultural Export of the Day: Stockholm Drinks the Brooklynade

Tres Brooklyn is so 2012.

Can You Build a Tech Ecosystem in a City with a Huge Digital Divide?

Access for all was one of the hot topics at The Atlantic's Start-Up City: Miami conference.

The Car That Got Stuck Going 125 mph ... for an Hour

A real-world screening of Speed ended with a small miracle of bureaucratic coordination.

How Much Would You Pay to Live Like a Homeless Person?

Sleep on a park bench or under a train track for just $16 a night.

In Berlin, Searching for Food in the Dumpster Is the Next Big Thing

A new German website alerts members about the location and content of leftover sustenance.

Hoboken Could Be a Model for Dealing With Urban Flooding

Hoboken could provide a perfect laboratory for aggressive efforts. Are state and federal governments ready to participate in the experiment?

10 Ways to Improve High-Density Cities

Ideas for enhancing safety, affordability, and quality of life.

Watch a Map of Lost Productivity (Otherwise Known as Tweeting)

All the tweets in the world glimmer in this entrancing visualization of real-time tweets.

Sorry Mr. President, Manufacturing Will Not Save Us

4 reasons why Obama is wrong to think the sector can solve the unemployment crisis.

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

How Does a City Known for Art and Design Turn Itself Into a Tech Hub?

Miami tries to figure that out.

A Frigid Look Back at Moscow's Winter of 1908

Here's a nicely well-preserved peek into historical Moscow, complete with snow-skiing commuters and a frozen market of mushroom and fish.

Why Modernism Gets Blamed for Making Snowstorms Worse

It’s easy to take potshots when architects push the envelope. But the flat roof is problematic as a more basic matter of function.

How to Turn Gang Members Into Ex-Gang Members

What makes some people act heroically and empathetic toward others?

SimCity Reference of the Day: Chicago Zoning Map

Complete with in-game music.