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The Best City Time Lapse Videos of 2011

From New York to Los Angeles to Barcelona to Seoul and beyond

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The Best Metro Data Releases of 2011

There's never been a better time to be an urban researcher

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What Cornell's New Tech Campus Means for New York's Roosevelt Island

First things first: Students are going to need more transit options between the proposed campus and Manhattan

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The Problem With Palm Trees

They may look pretty, but fronds hurt cities' sustainability efforts

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Security Cameras As Planning Tools

A network of cameras will augment planning – and law enforcement – in New Delhi

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Are Small Rust Belt Cities the Future of Green?

In her new book, Catherine Tumber argues that cities like Flint and Syracuse will lead the way to sustainability

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Why City Governments Love Crime Cameras

Officials in Wilkes-Barre say their $3 million surveillance system was worth every penny. Then again, they didn't have to pay for it

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Are Crime Cameras Really Worth the Money?

Cities spend millions on high-tech systems. But after decades of research, we still don't know whether they work

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How Twitter Proves That Place Matters

Social networks haven't replaced proximity - they just reinforce the importance of being near your friends and co-workers

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BART's Gamble on Safety Over Cell Phones

New policy outlines when the San Francisco transit agency can interrupt wireless service in underground stations

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A Floating Silicon Valley for Techies Without Green Cards

A new business wants to provide immigrants a home off the cost of California

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Why Your Water Bill Must Go Up

America's water infrastructure crisis is going to get a lot worse—and a lot more expensive—before it gets better

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An Eye on Cyber­attacks on Critical Infrastructure

A recent hacking scare at an Illinois water district should have cities taking notice

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Infinite Manhattan

Imagining New York's street grid applied to the entire world

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Could London Become the Tech Capital of Europe?

The city used to struggle to keep its start-up talent. Not anymore

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Gigabit Cops

A high speed network is changing and augmenting police work in Chattanooga

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Mongolian City to Build an Artificial Glacier for Air Conditioning

An enormous ice sheet will emit cool air that will be pumped through the city of Ulan Bator

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White Roofs Cool Cities More Than Trees

Reflective roofing programs may also be a vast deal more effective than green ones

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America's Best Clean Water Cities

Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC