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Postcard From Accra

The mysterious case of cocaine-turned-sodium bicarbonate and other news

Reuters

Learning to Navigate a City of Smog

How I'm figuring my way around Beijing

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How We're Failing Our Parks

America has more city parks, but less money to pay for them

An Emoticon That Measures a City's Happiness

Interactive art installation calibrates the mood of Lindau, Germany

Reuters

Where the World's Best Universities Are

Despite a flagging economy and supposedly waning global influence, America still comes out on top

Matthew Picton

Sculpting the History of a City

Artist’s paper sculptures recall the politics and events that shape cities

Reuters

The Challenge of Managing Diversity

Lessons I learned from two communities on opposite sides of the world

Map of the Day: New Yorkers' Tipping Habits Revealed

Not all neighborhoods tip the same amounts for different ethnic take-out options

Chuck Wolfe

Reinventing Cities With Zip Lines

A handful of mountain towns in Italy look to zip lining to bring in tourists and bolster their economy

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Building a Better 'Burb, With Envy

A Long Island group is working to figure out how its village communities can attract and keep more young people

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Why I Love My City: Bruce McCulloch on Calgary

The Canadian comedian and Kids In The Hall star on his formative years in Calgary and how the city has changed since

MVRDV Architects

Are These 'Cloud' Towers Supposed to Evoke 9/11?

The architects say they "didn't notice" their design resembled the fiery scene at the World Trade Center

Postcard From Midtown Manhattan

A new food truck with "food to help you transform into a being of pure light," and other news

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Imagining a City Without Its Public Transportation

The D.C. metro models how the region would change if there were no subways or buses

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

Reuters

How Diversity Leads to Economic Growth

A new study suggests that countries with high levels of diversity are better able to adapt new technologies and ideas

Reuters

Miami Marlins Risk Dropping the Ball on Transit

The new $634 million stadium is ready to go, but how fans will get there remains unclear

Codes Project

An Encylopedia of Land Use Codes

Online depository highlights the best city codes throughout history

Chart of the Day: Which Cities Have the Least Affordable Housing?

Hint: It's not New York