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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

Reuters

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

Reuters

Are Road Use Fees Just Too Creepy to Work?

Paying for roads based on usage makes intellectual sense, but so far drivers are unconvinced that tracking their movements would ever be OK

Vanguard Defense Industries

Drones on the Force

Unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming a hot new tool for police departments

Ingrid Burrington

Mapping 'Missed Connections'

An artist analyzes the geography of New York Craigslist personal ads

Buffalo Unscripted

Documenting the Local Perspective on Buffalo

The National Trust for Historic Preservation talked to more than 500 Buffalonians for a new documentary project

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Martin Prosperity Institute

Where the Twitterati Live

Why the world's most popular tweeters are clustered in a handful of American cities—and Brazil

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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

Reuters

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

Andrew Winning / Reuters

Surveillance Technology and the Modern Protest

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

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Reuters

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