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Can Phoenix Be Greened?

The city is ground zero for global warming emissions. But adopting a more sustainable urban planning approach will be very difficult

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How the Telecom Lobby is Killing Municipal Broadband

Companies like Comcast are spending big bucks to prevent competition from local governments

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The Search for Extraterrestrial City Life

Astrophysicists suggest looking for the shimmering light of cities on far off planets

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Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

The ability to identify people from even short clips of video is rapidly improving

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Is Yemen's Capital City Doomed?

Sana'a could literally run out of water by 2017. And so far, very little has been done

Urban Planning in the iPhone Age

A new generation of apps make life easier for urban planners and urban dwellers

10 Addictive Urban Web Cams

Stream Las Vegas weddings, construction in Iran, or one of the longest DMV lines in the country

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Chelsea Soccer Fans Hold on to Their Team, For Now

Fans-turned-shareholders vote down initial plan to sell their stock for a larger stadium

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Techies Embed in City Hall

Code for America provides fellows to cities to tackle local problems

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The Other Silicon Savannah

The Kenyan government wants to build its own tech hub

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The New Capitals of High Speed Internet

Kansas City's Internet is about to get 100 times faster - now, it's got to figure out how to harness that power

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CAT Scans for Cities

Researchers are using thermal imaging to diagnose energy efficiency in the built environment

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Mapping Where Crimes Are Likely to Occur, Before They Happen

Santa Cruz is testing a new system that attempts to predict likely locations of future crimes

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5 Great U.S. City Parking Apps

The next generation of parking technology does much more than just locate available spots

Sarah Goodyear

Mapping the Trees of New York, One by One

The TreeKIT project aims to make it easier for residents to help care for neighborhood trees

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Walking With Headphones: Only Dangerous Sometimes

Studies show cell phones, though not music players, confuse pedestrian senses

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Hardwood Floors, Marble Countertops, and a High Energy Efficiency Rating

As cities force buildings to disclose energy use data, buyers and renters alike can factor it in to their spending decisions

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A Thirsty Future for Texas

State water plan foresees challenges as supplies diminish and population grows

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The World’s Leading Nations for Innovation and Technology

The U.S. is still largely competing with Europe, not China