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Shoes Over Telephone Wires: This Probably Doesn't Explain It

Chicago residents are scratching their heads over this age-old mystery.

Sparrows Actually Change Their Tune To Sing Over the Noise Of the City

A study in San Francisco's Presidio District suggests birds are adapting to the increasingly noisy city.

Rule(s) of the Day: How to Behave in Dubai

According to a study, expats are not so good at following local rules.

Time-Shifting the Morning School Rush

If you can't avoid a car commute, maybe you can slightly change what time you do it.

Could This Be the World's Weirdest Pedestrian Bridge?

The designers of this proposed Amsterdam river bridge get a little too whimsical for their own good.

Floating Cities You Can Buy

An artistic new poster, on sale at Etsy.

Following Threats, BMW Guggenheim Lab Finds a New Berlin Location

The touring project will revert to an earlier site after concerns over gentrification came to a boil.

Postcard From Louisville

A former bookkeeper embezzled more than $300,000 from nuns and other news.

Why a Pedestrian Avenue Makes So Much Sense for Midtown Manhattan

Despite initial skepticism, a 6 ½ Avenue would merely legitimize behavior that is already happening.

Urbanizing the Suburban Food Chain

How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.

Soon Your Home May Be Smarter Than You Are

Forget to turn off the oven, or close the garage, or feed the cat? Your house knows.

The Curious Case of the 'Imposturbs'

Themed real estate developments have spread urban mimicry all over the world. But why do we want these places?

A Brief History of the Parking Meter

How a newspaperman in Oklahoma City revolutionized downtown parking.

The Spiky World of Innovation

Metro areas generate 93 percent of the world’s patented inventions.

Tiny Space of the Day: A Miniature Parisian Restaurant

Chef Rachel Khoo shows how she cooks in the city's smallest eatery.

Cities Are Surprisingly Menacing When You Remove All the People

French photographers Lucie & Simon have cleansed major cities of their troublesome humanity, creating empty, dread-filled urban landscapes.

A Chandelier That Actually Grows Things

A product that unexpectedly combines electricity and nature.

A Single Day On the Moscow Subway, in 2 Minutes

A time-lapse film highlights both the serene and the chaotic nature of the city's famous subway system.

Which U.S. City Had the Best April Fool's Prank?

Etsy acquired the city of Portland; Boulder's electric company cut off service for residents who voted against it; Philadelphia unveiled a pedestrian lane for distracted texters.