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Where the Global 1% Live Now

The most important cities for the ultra-rich, and what it might cost those places.

Mexican Design's New Acerbic Streak

The country's socio-political struggles have influenced a surprising amount of home products.

Map of the Day: The Digital Neighborhood

What Foursquare can teach us about how people use a city.

Cincinnati Does Not Smell Like Used Kitty Litter

The real scent of the Ohio city is far more complex.

Do Gated Communities Threaten Society?

The neighborhood where Trayvon Martin died is the kind of place where people choose to live when they want to be safe – from crime, from outsiders, from economic uncertainty. Of course, it doesn’t always work that way.

A Full-Fledged Garden That Fits in Your Window

A creative pulley system allows apartment-dwellers to stretch their green thumb.

The Next Big Foodie City? Tbilisi

This former Soviet Republic is poised to become a restaurant hot spot.

Who Wants To Be...The Next Mr. Mumbai

The city's oldest and most prestigious body building competition takes place this week.

Explaining the City in 5 Videos

These films offer fresh insights into urban living.

Character Is Key to an Economically Vibrant City

Unique offerings make cities attractive to residents and tourists alike.

What Cities Gain When Their Airports Are Close to Downtown

Just two of the 10 most remote major U.S. airports are connected by rail of any kind.

Unplanned L.A.? Think Again

A new book takes a thorough look at how urban planning has shaped the Southern California posterchild for sprawl.

What the Summer Games Will Cost the Queen

The London Olympics will be an equal-opportunity irritant for VIPs.

Unusual Urban Pastime of the Day: Subway Speed Riding

An international duo tries to ride the New York subway from end to end faster than anyone else.

Need More Office Space? Just Stick Some in the Alley

Could offices that clamp onto larger buildings or wander across town be the wave of the future?

An Illegal Curbside Garden Flourishes in L.A.

Growing food and community in the narrow strip between the sidewalk and the street.

Abolishing Parking Minimums Is Not Anti-Children

The Seattle Times editorial board worries a proposal to relax parking minimums will hurt families, but they're getting it backward.

From the Top of the Shard, London Looks Like a 'Giant Urban Circuit Board'

Urban explorers recently climbed the tallest building in the European Union. Here's what they saw.

Flooding Overtakes the Yemeni Capital

Heavy rains displace scores.