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The Search for Extraterrestrial City Life

Astrophysicists suggest looking for the shimmering light of cities on far off planets

Nest

Engineering the iPod of Thermostats

Former Apple designers tackle one of the most frustrating household gadgets of all

Reuters

How NYC Fast Food Chains Are Doing Since the Recession

Which chains are expanding, and which have the most stores?

Courtesy Galina Tachieva

The Unbearable Cost of Sprawl

How planners can correct some of the worst excesses of the exurbs

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An Oil Company Buys Out an Entire ZIP Code

One Detroit refinery's unusual approach to reducing negative health effects

Where the Poorest Americans Live

After dropping for nearly a decade, the number of Americans living in extreme poverty is on the rise

Reuters

When Taxi Vouchers Make More Sense Than Fixing Mass Transit

With money tight for traditional public transportation, cities consider alternatives

Andrew Winning / Reuters

Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving

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Street Art Finds a Home in Tel Aviv

A wildly popular museum show has made stars of the Israeli city's prolific street artists

Reuters

Is Yemen's Capital City Doomed?

Sana'a could literally run out of water by 2017. And so far, very little has been done

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Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others

Reuters

In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros

Five reasons why Moscow's subways are the best in the world

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

City Test: How Hard Is it For Seniors to Get to a Grocery Store?

The 'consumer logistics' of how senior citizens grocery shop, and its relationship to urban planning

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The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

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How New York City Sold Public Housing in the 1930s

Original New York City Housing Authority posters pitch the projects as the 'solution to infant mortality'

In Australia, a National Plan for Urban Planning

In a heady new report, the country outlines its vision for how cities should be

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San Francisco’s Temporary Beer Garden Takes Off

Project utilizes a plot of land awaiting development as temporary site for local business

Reuters

Forcing Banks to Secure Foreclosed Homes

A proposed Chicago ordinance would require security guards to be posted outside vacant homes near schools