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The Christian Case for Cities

In The Space Between, pastor Eric Jacobsen makes a compelling case that the faithful have a special calling to care for our urban spaces.


What Really Drew Asian Immigrants to the Suburbs?

Perhaps, more than anything else, it was the allure of the "American Dream."

Transportation Alternatives

Could You One Day Ride Your Bike All the Way Around New York Harbor?

Advocates are calling for the Verrazano Narrows Bridge to finally be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists.


You've Heard of Urban Coyotes. Urban Bears Could Be Next

Seriously. Carnivores are coming to your city, and they know how to cross the street.

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The Global Cities That Offer the Most Opportunity

A new report ranks the world's leading cities for economic, technological, and social opportunity.

Tom Ryaboi

Timelapse of the Day: Toronto From the Rooftops

An elevated view of the Canadian city.


The Bike Helmet That Screams For Help in an Accident

This crash detector will send GPS coordinates to the authorities if you sustain a severe head impact.

Imagine Owning a $30K Home Tucked Into an Alley

Architects from Raleigh design pre-fab homes for the city's nooks and crannies.


Humanitarian Organizations Turn Their Attention to Europe

The Red Cross is now trying to raise millions for the urban poor there.


St. Petersburg Moves To Outlaw Noisy Sex: This Week in Bans

Also, New York City cancels the livestream of a rebellious Rubber Room teacher, and Rhode Island pours grass killer on America's Lawn of Freedom.

Geraldo Zamproni

In New York, Buildings 'Sleep' on These Giant Red Pillows

It's part of the city's annual "art in odd places" exhibit.


How Far Can You Live From an Interstate Highway?

Depending on how you measure, as far as 250 miles.


Berlin, in Technicolor

About 70 buildings will be illuminated during the 10-day festival.

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Is This Recording Enough to End Stop and Frisk?

Listen to the audio a 17-year-old secretly recorded of police disparaging his mixed-race appearance and threatening to break his arm.

Experience Winnipeg on This Virtual Bike Tour

A very life-like view of the city, courtesy of a rider who knows it well.


We Won't Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Stores That Cater to Them

A new crop of women-specific bike shops aim to fix the gender imbalance.

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How Should We Celebrate Our Architects?

We may not think of architects as cultural heroes. But those who have made breakthroughs in how we live deserve recognition.

Soon, South Africans Will Drink Treated Sewage Water

Plus, a terrorism memorial becomes a magnet for public urination and the location of a British town's death registry office is questioned.


The Geography of Americans Who Work From Home

More of us than ever before are choosing to forgo formal offices. But some metro areas have seen bigger gains than others.