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Seoul's Muted Election Day

Fliers, fliers everywhere.

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Where You Live Could Make Your Kids Fat

A new study suggests that zip codes are as important as genetic code in childhood obesity.

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Big Box Stores Linked To the Presence of Hate Groups

New research suggests that stores like Walmart may undermine the social capital of communities.

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Is SoCal America's Next Environmental Success Story?

The region has a bad smart growth record. But a new sustainable communities strategy just might change all that.

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What if You Could See a Building's Impact in 3D Before It's Built?

Using augmented reality, people can see how proposed projects could benefit or burden their neighborhood.

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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

Cincinnati Does Not Smell Like Used Kitty Litter

The real scent of the Ohio city is far more complex.

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Do Gated Communities Threaten Society?

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

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A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

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The Next Big Foodie City? Tbilisi

This former Soviet Republic is poised to become a restaurant hot spot.

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Who Wants To Be...The Next Mr. Mumbai

The city's oldest and most prestigious body building competition takes place this week.

Explaining the City in 5 Videos

These films offer fresh insights into urban living.

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Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

Unique offerings make cities attractive to residents and tourists alike.

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What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.

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Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

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What the Summer Games Will Cost the Queen

The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.

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Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.