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Dubai's Misguided Effort to Motivate its Bus Drivers

A nice idea in theory that's nonetheless super unsafe.

The Future of Aerial Mapmaking: Cheap Helium Balloons

A $95 DIY kit can help you map your city with higher resolution than Google Earth can.

Mapping College vs. Pro Football Fans

College football still dominates in the South.

Fanciful Velocipede of the Day: The Return of the Dandy Horse

The Dandy Horse returns with a new name and a new mojo.

Finding Poetry in London's Concrete Jungle

Photographer David Sopronyi gives a new softness to London’s gritty West Way.

Why California Is Suddenly Adding Jobs Faster Than Texas

Does the government deserve the credit?

Do More Car Accidents Happen in Bigger Cities?

New data suggests that city population plays little role in frequency of collisions.

The Anti-Environmentalist Roots of the Agenda 21 Conspiracy Theory

There's a surprisingly longstanding tradition in American politics of fighting land use regulations.

Television as Urban Regeneration: Manchester's MediaCityUK

BBC is decentralizing to Northern England as part of a sweeping urban redevelopment project. Can it bring some of London's prosperity with it?

Tampa's Two Conventions

A look at the Republican National Convention and the protesters outside.

How the Drought Is Imperiling the Water Supply of New Orleans

It's not the way you think.

Education and Job Requirements: The Great Mismatch

Gaps between educational attainment and job openings are responsible for our long-term unemployment problems.

Bollywood and Bangalore as Clusters of Creativity

India is becoming an important global player in entertainment.

The Most Intriguing New Global Architecture Ideas You've Never Heard Of

The best (and worst) of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice.

You Didn't Plant That: Where Urban Trees Really Come From

Most city trees aren't the result of tree-planting programs.

Accidental Curb Art of the Day: Mosquito Abatement Paint Dots

One S.F. designer sees beauty in the markings left behind on his city's storm drains.

What Facebook's New Campus Design Tells Us About the Company

It explains a lot about how the tech giant sees itself.

Watch Isaac Creep Up on New Orleans, From Space

This space-based footage shows Hurricane Isaac swelling from a tropical storm into full-blown Category 1 hurricane earlier today.

Can D.C. Lead the Way to a 21st Century Waterfront?

In Washington, designers are planning a revamp that returns the city to the water's edge.