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3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities

It's just not as simple as "stop prioritizing cars."

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Confirmed: The Oldest Known Art in the World Is Proto-Graffiti

The first paintings made by human hands, new research suggests, were outlines of human hands.

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Life in Peak-Froyo New York

One man copes with the invasion through an anonymous Tumblr.

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U.S. East Coast Cities Face Frequent Flooding Due to Climate Change

Cities on America’s East Coast could see triple the number of tidal floods by 2030 as sea levels rise.

Monkey Business

A Tiny Gondola to Transport Your Clothespins

Support your city's aerial future and splash some cute on your Sunday laundry.

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Nutritious Food Is Getting More Expensive

New research shows a widening gap between the price of healthy and not-so-healthy foods.

Norges Bank

Norway's Best Architecture Firm Designs the World's Best Money

A contest to design Norway's new print bank notes goes bonkers.

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The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

River Cycleway Consortium

A Proposed Floating Cycleway on the Thames Is Hilarious—and Insulting

The River Cycleway Consortium would build an expensive, buoyant bike path on the choppy Thames. But where's the money for Londoners who are actually in need?

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Design That Makes Dry Regulations Come to Life

Since 1997, the Center for Urban Pedagogy has used graphic design to explain byzantine local policies and processes to New Yorkers.  

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Pretty Soon, 'Ride-Sharing' Services Could Actually Help You Share a Ride

Cab-sharing has arrived in a serious way with UberPool and Lyft Line.

Ronin Motorworks

A Fearsome Bike Fit for the Dark Knight

This aggressive, jet-black motorcycle was inspired by the Japanese legend of the 47 ronin.

Knight Foundation

The Knight Cities Challenge Is Looking for a Few Good Ideas

The Knight Foundation has launched a new competition to fund innovation in cities. All you need to enter is a concept.

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A Globe-Spanning Accent Map for the Word 'Potato'

Potayto! Puhtato! Portaturggh!

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In Brazil, Where Police Killings Are Commonplace, Cell Phone Cameras Play a Powerful Role

More than 75 percent of Brazilians over the age of 10 now have mobile phones, which means someone's always watching.

Phyllis P. Dooney

Keeping the Beat in a Troubled Neighborhood

Members of the Soul Tigers Marching Band find stability amid the chaos of adolescence and difficult circumstances.

Graphic by Mark Byrnes with elements from Flickr user Endymion120

When Yelpers Review Entire Cities

Why travel at all when the most reasonable, thoughtful people on the Internet have rated the world's metropolises for you?

Scenepast

A Postcard App With a Historical Twist

ScenePast lets you send a note with a classic 20th century streetscape from your mobile device. But it's also got an addictive second feature.

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The Eiffel Tower: Now With More Vertigo

Paris' greatest tourist draw gets a new, heart-stopping feature.