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Senseable City Lab

Aggregating Cell Phone Data in Search of the 'Pulse of the Planet'

Universal mobility patterns we haven't fully understood before could soon come into view.

Portlandia

The Tiny House Movement, Taken to Its Logical Extreme

Portlandia sends up our quest for ever-smaller digs.

NextCity.org

Inside the Thriving World of Bangkok's Semi-Legal Street Vendors

A beautiful video tour of two lives lived in the city's informal economy.

Reuters

Should You Buy That Beachfront Home in the Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways?

Homes ripped apart by the superstorm are proving to be magnets for bargain hunters—but not everyone is getting a good deal.

The Wu-Tang Clan Might Appreciate These Hip-Hop Street Signs

Rappers like to call out street names; New York artist Jay Shells likes to put their lyrics up at the actual intersections they mention.

Patrick Jean

An Animated Allegory of the American City's Oil Addiction

Sometimes you just need a Google Maps monster to fully convey the state of auto-dependency in America.

MustangWanted/YouTube

New Sport: Hanging By One Arm From Awfully High Places

This Ukranian urban climber is either extremely skilled or deranged (or perhaps both).

Droga5

New York Pay Phones as Time Machines: A Perfect Metaphor

The New Museum and ad agency Droga5 are redirecting callers back to the year 1993.

This Could Be the World's Most Uncomfortable Pedestrian Crossing

An underpass with a forehead-level concrete ceiling seems designed to knock out Chinese citizens.

Mass Appeal

New York Graffiti Crew Redecorates an Abandoned Theme Park

TrustoCorp totally had its way with the old Rock-a-Hoola water park in California's Mojave Dessert.

A Pair of Nuts Fly Through Rio de Janeiro's Vertical Labyrinth

Extreme-sports enthusiasts Jokke Sommer and Ludovic Woerth take a hair-raising ride through Brazil's urban jungle.

La Vita è Mortadella: A Day in the Life of an Italian Deli

"If ya don't see it, we don't have it."

Reuters

Take a Secret Peek Inside the Spire of the Chrysler Building

Urban explorer Moses Gates wormed his way up to the very top, far higher than where elevator service cuts off.

Samuel Orr

Timelapse of the Day: How Nature Changes in a New York Year

A seasonal tribute to New York City.

What It Looks Like to Be a Traveling Salesman in 2013

Stu Larkin, seller of bronzed baby shoes, offers us a rare glimpse into small-town Americana.

From Resort Town to Tech Center: The Future of Miami

Can the city become the next great start-up hub?

Reuters

Tom Connors, Folk Singer and Chronicler of All Things Canada, Dies at 77

"Stompin' Tom" sang about the life of a streetcar driver, hauling a load of potatoes from Prince Edward Island.

Higher Ground

How Boston Fit a Giant New Farm Into the City ... Seamlessly

Higher Ground, the world's second largest rooftop farm, contributes fresh food but doesn't interfere with density and walkability.

John Metcalfe

The Bay Lights Finally Turn On, and the Results Are Fantastic

For the next two years, San Francisco will get to stare at a shimmering, ever-changing galaxy of lights on the Bay Bridge.