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All the Places The New York Times Has Compared to Brooklyn

From Berlin to Beijing, anywhere with an artisanal vegan soap store is a bit like New York's hippest borough.

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Adapting America's Public Libraries for the Digital Age

A new report from the Aspen Institute discusses the future of an important institution.

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Street Art's Fleeting Protest, Made Permanent

There's a political bent to photographer Yoav Litvin's new book chronicling New York's most ephemeral art.

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Why Does Spain Have So Many Elevators?

It's partly a legacy of Franco's aggressive post-Civil War housing regime.

Sam Sturgis

Mapping Africa's Growing Tech Hubs

Are you a tech entrepreneur? Check out nearly 100 innovation labs across Sub-Saharan Africa on this interactive map.

Associated Press

Bay Area Cities Are 'Overdue' for a Massive Earthquake

Faults have stored up more than enough energy for a disaster, according to new research.

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Touring Civil Rights History on Two Wheels

The new Atlanta company Civil Bikes offers bike rentals and history tours with a side of community-building.

3 Ways That Turning Parking Spots Into Parklets Helps Businesses

They increase foot traffic, attention, and in some cases, spending.

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Why the U.S. and Europe Have Little to Fear From the Rise of Chinese Science

Beijing is the world's top science city, but Chinese policies will prevent China from becoming the world's top science country.

Associated Press

Florida Once Had Massive Icebergs

Long ago, huge ice formations drifted down the East Coast to visit the Sunshine State.

Teeny Globes Were All the Rage In 18th-Century London

And on October 22, you can pocket one at Bonhams for a few grand.

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The Accidental Revelations of Sanborn Maps

How maps created for fire insurers show the evolution of cities.

A New York Apartment, Painstakingly Rendered in Ghostly Fabric

Korean artist Do Ho Suh reconsiders the meaning of "home" with incredibly detailed sculptures of mundane yet highly personal household items.

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New Podcast: Eric Jaffe on 'The Future of Transportation'

Download or stream the conversation as our 9-month series comes to a close.  

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The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

Associated Press

When the '64 Olympics Came to Tokyo

A photographic tour of the city's late Summer Games.

Georgetown Climate Center

These 14 States Have a Climate Change Plan—the Rest of You Are Screwed

A mere nine others have plans in the works, according to a new study.

Reuters/Yuriko Nakao (JAPAN)

Catastrophe, Twitter, and Our Changing Relationship to Place: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Reuters/Susana Vera

Your Dog Probably Won't Give You Ebola—But It Could Give You Lots of Other Things

A visual guide to the nasties possibly lurking inside your best friend.