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Can Revel Save Atlantic City?

New Jersey's gambling revenues have fallen every year since 2006. With its newest property, Atlantic City pins its hopes on luxury tourism.

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The NBA's Small-Market Disadvantage

Two teams from smaller metros are doing remarkably well in this year's playoffs. But big city franchises have typically dominated NBA titles.

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Clever Promo of the Day: A 'Prometheus'-Themed Paris Metro Station

Closed since World War II, Saint-Martin's platform is currently being used to promote the new film.

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Dog Poop Goes In, Free WiFi Comes Out

In Mexico City, new devices give pedestrians an unusual incentive to clean up after their pets.

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Nude Portrait of Canada's Prime Minister Inspires Censorship

Get your eye bleach handy, folks.

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Beirut's 'Big Dance'

A dance initiative that encourages fitness and international connections.

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Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

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The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

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U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.

Marcus Laws

When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.

Sam Wolson

Finding Relief in the World's Most Congested City: A Sunday Afternoon on São Paulo's Minhocão

Scenes from a highway reclaimed by the city's pedestrians and cyclists.

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Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

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This Week in Bans: Massachusetts City Plagued by Horrible Saxophonist

Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.

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Why Aren't Cities Littered With Dead Pigeons?

A wildlife expert and Smithsonian scientist help solve one of life's enduring urban mysteries.

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An Object That Domesticates Ivy

The 'Parramyd' provides a framework for your vine-like plants to grow.

"Brussels Express"

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

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Charlie Chaplin Goes to the Beach

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is now underway.

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In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

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Housing Recovery Tied to Walkability, But It May Depend On Where You Are

A new analysis finds that the weakest segment of the market is in outer and smaller suburbs.