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Visualization of the Day: The Population Growth of 590 Cities

This chart might break your brain.

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Get Ready for Pizza Vending Machines, America

Is this what passes as "genuine Italian pizza" nowadays?

iPoo

Toilet Tuesday: Of Course There's an App for Pooping

Our weekly look at the loos that matter.

Maps
U.S. Census Bureau

A Month of Emergencies in America, in GIF Form

Mapping where emergencies are happening in the U.S.

Google

Google's 'Street View' Hits the Hiking Trail

Carrying a 40-pound rig with 15 cameras in it, no less.

Socrata

The Next Big Start-Up Wave: Civic Technology

Right now, civic-minded digital innovation is done mostly by volunteer hackathons and app contests. Code for America has a plan to change that.

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Welcome to 'Toilet Tuesday,' a Weekly Look at the Loos That Matter

Serving up the latest and most piquant of public bathroom news.

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

11 of the Best Documentaries About Cities Streaming on Netflix

Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.

Videos
Climate Desk

An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover

Witness the evolution of NYC's billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.

Videos
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What a Data-Rich Smart City Experience Could Really Be Like

How ubiquitous data and smart city infrastructure may change urban experience.

Google Street View

Get Lost in Google's World Wonders Project

A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.

Zac Ong

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

Exertion Games Lab

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

Ubisoft

The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

Drift

An App to Help You Lose Yourself in the City

Drift wants you to "unfamiliarize" yourself in familiar places.

A Tourist's Guide For Your City's Mundane, Obscure Attractions

A handful of new travel companies ask what you'd learn if you approached the mundane in your own neighborhood like a tourist.

Fieldston School

The High School Curriculum Every Urban Planner Wishes They'd Had

A Bronx private school uses the city to unite and apply the variety of subjects taught in class.

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Mapping a Lifetime of Health Risks

How does where we live affect our health? An expert tries to quantify it.