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Stopping a Movement While Saving Its Art

Los Angeles government officials are preserving some of the art created during Occupy Wall Street, the first major city to do so

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New City Slogans of 2011

The best - and strangest - in urban catch phrases

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North Korea's 7-Mile Fuschia Rainbow Hotel

The farcical design mimics the vision Kim Jong Il allegedly saw at birth

Chart of the Day: The Biggest Human Gatherings

Visual.ly graphs the world's largest groups

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Fixing a City by Dividing It Up

Escondido is almost half Latino, but has elected only one Hispanic city councilman in 120 years. A new lawsuit aims to change that

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A Library Without the Building

A handful of new programs offer books in public spaces to anyone who wants them

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When Police Abuse Surveillance Cameras

What happens when officers turn the surveillance cameras off to hide their misbehavior?

Postcard From Indianapolis

A downtown zip line and other news

Green Mountain Data Center

A Natural Cooling System for an Underground Norwegian Data Farm

The Green Mountain Data Center will reduce its operating costs by cooling itself with water from an adjacent fjord

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

The City and the Graphic Designer: An Interview With Olimpia Zagnoli

A unique approach to developing iconography for 150 different cities

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The Dumbest Local Politics Scandals of 2011

Forget Congress. For real stupidity in government, look closer to home.

Ruth Samuelson

Hopeful Footsteps in Mexico City’s Centro Histórico

Cutting of the neighborhood's main streets to vehicular traffic has helped reduce crime

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Number of the Day: 50,000

The size, in square feet, of the new art museum in northwest Arkansas

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Postcard From Liverpool

A pixelated bust doubles as a comment on the Catholic sex abuse scandal and other news

Charles Wolfe

An Urbanist's 2012 Calendar

Perspectives from the year that was and a frame for the year ahead

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The Geography of the Year in Music

The cities with the most singles on Pitchfork's 2011 "Best of" list

Foster and Partners

Slick Plans for a High-Speed Train Station in Spain

The London-based firm Foster + Partners has received the commission for a high-speed train station in Galicia called Ourense AVE Station

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Bike-Sharing for the Unbanked

D.C. tries to find a way to include residents who don't have credit cards