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Who Are Google's Ocean 'Street Views' Really For?

Divers? Explorers? Really bad drivers?

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Official Asks Every Person in Bulawayo to Flush Their Toilets at the Same Time

Looking for someone on Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m.? Check the bathroom.

Courtesy of the NRDC

Should We Crowdsource Walkability Rankings?

Walk Score will now let users "review" a neighborhood's walkability.

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This Vest May Well Be the Future of Indoor Mapping

Wearable cartographic tech enables people to map the insides of buildings just by walking around.

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Open Data of the Day: New York City Will Have QR Codes Everywhere

Every business with a city permit will soon be required to display a QR code linking to the municipal database.

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A Search Engine for Landscapes

Landex helps you find neighborhoods just like yours, the country over.

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In Louisville, Urban Planning Goes 3D

The city's new Vision Louisville initiative hopes to inspire proposals from the public.

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Is Broadband for All Even Possible?

The District of Columbia is trying to bring high-speed internet to more of its residents. But it's much more complicated than anyone imagined.

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The Future of Air Travel Is, Fittingly, a Bit Delayed

A Congressional hearing finds progress on the NextGen system lagging but generally on track.

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FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

Mark Byrnes

Anatomy of an L.A. Police Pursuit

How police and media helicopters navigate the crowded airspace of L.A. when a suspect's on the run.

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Cities Get Sick in Different Ways

Manchester fights depression, Cardiff obesity, and Amsterdam respiratory disease. What's up with these differences?

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This $1299 Electric Skateboard Kind of Misses the Point

The "world's lightest electric vehicle" has the backing of Stanford engineers. But is it really skating?

Mina Kvarter

How to Get Kids Excited About Building Better Neighborhoods? Try Minecraft

The Swedish video game company and UN-HABITAT are teaming up to help people around the world re-envision their cities.

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The Real Birthplace of Occupy Wall Street

The physical and digital combined into an "open-source hypercity urbanism."

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4 Lessons for Building a Stronger Tech Economy in Cities

Ideas from the Techonomy conference in Detroit.

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Maybe Apple Should Use This Incredible Burglary to Advertise the iPhone 5

Nothing says "hot product" more than a pack of burglars smashing a car into an Apple store.

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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

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The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.