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How Nonprofits Can End Up Becoming a Drain on City Budgets

Municipal governments can't sit idly by while tax-exempt organizations get services for free.

America's Most Popular Music Scenes

The internet has changed things, but probably not how you think.

Rebuilding After the Storm: The 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.

Balloon Flight of the Day: Across the Atlantic

Jonathan Trappe is hoping to fly from Maine to Paris in a lifeboat suspended from a handful of helium balloons.

Will Obama Fight Colorado and Washington's New Pot Laws?

On Tuesday, voters in those states legalized marijuana for recreational use. But the administration could make implementation very difficult.

Saving Seattle's Neighborhood Authenticity Through Better Buildings

A short documentary examines how to prevent South Lake Union from becoming another blah maze of featureless buildings.

An App That Tries to Predict the Future of Cities

Harvard's new ecological urbanism app explores current practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for new initiatives.

6 Truly Strange Theme Restaurants

Ever wanted to eat dinner on the toilet? In China, you can!

The Islanders' Move: A Harbinger of Suburban Decline?

The Islanders asked Long Island for a more urban stadium. Voters refused, and the rest is history.

Meet the Man Who 'Repairs the Fabric of Communities'

This developer has done more than almost anyone else to promote green affordable housing.

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.