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Why You Should Buy an iPad in Bangkok Instead of Buenos Aires

Comparing the price of an iPad and more than 20 other consumer goods across a selection of the world's major cities.

Little Living Is Cheap Living

A man in Boston saves money on housing by living in a mobile home he built.

How to Find the Least Crowded Subway Car

A British blogger conceives an answer: digital platforms that indicate the passenger volumes of various cars.

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Keeping an Eye On (and In) Recycling Bins

A Florida town tests a monitoring system that makes sure its residents are recycling properly.

Map of the Day: All the Single Ladies

The best neighborhoods for snagging a single man (or woman) in New York.

NASA's Groovy Concept Art for the Orbiting Cities of the Future

Not content with putting a man on the moon in 1969, the aeronautics agency once aimed to create an entire space-based neighborhood.

One Metro, Three Vastly Different Approaches to Public Transit

What three cities in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area can teach us about the outcomes of transit access and coverage.

An Artistic Comparison of Paris and New York

A side-by-side take of the cities' quirks.

Postcard From Assisi

A lesson in why we should all become coupon cutters, and other news.

Why Chinatown Buses Are Still So Popular

Given other curbside alternatives, why do many intercity travelers remain loyal to the Chinatown service?

What Pictures Can Teach Us About Walkability

Sometimes the best insights come from looking at pictures of a space.

Garth Brooks vs. the Hospital

Locals in the country star's hometown are conflicted over a legal battle between their native son and a community amenity.

When Preparing for Major Events, How Should Cities Balance Civil Rights and Security?

As Chicago readies to host the G8 and NATO summits, its police force gets ready for what could be a historic gathering of protesters.

Sacramento's Mayor Continues His Push for More Power

He’s seeking a “strong-mayor” system, but opponents of the plan have prevented it from happening since 2008.

Graphic of the Day: Which Countries Are Cutting the Most Carbon?

A handy graphic illustrating where CO2 emissions are dropping fastest.

How Many Snow Plows Does a City Need?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

Outbreak Watch: Erin Brockovich Investigates Mysterious Student Illness in Upstate New York

Students in Le Roy, New York, are beset by an unexplained storm of tics and verbal outbursts.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.