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So Helpful: A Map of Housing Prices at Every London Tube Stop

People can figure out what it'd cost to live at different points of their commute. Your city needs something like this. 

Peek Inside the Imaginary World of London's Anti-Litter Fairies

Here are a few short films about the hard-working construction crews who dispose of your trash.

Reuters

A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

Roy's People

The Hunt for London's (Really) Little People

An artist making humorous miniature scenes is transforming the city into Lilliput.

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

TransportBuzz

Listen in on Some Really Pissed-Off British Commuters

"TransportBuzz" channels collective anger over train delays, backward-facing seats, and really sneezy passengers.

Environment Agency

What London Would Look Like If the Thames Barrier Failed

What could be the worst tidal surge in six decades has swamped parts of the U.K. but not London, thanks to the miraculous Barrier.

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Class-Divided Cities: London Edition

There are deep divisions in one of the world's most powerful global cities.

AHEC

London's Confusing 'Endless Stair' Would Make M.C. Escher Proud

A public sculpture outside the Tate Modern plays screwy games with people's sense of perspective.

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Cities Might Not Be as Prepared as They Think for a Bioterrorism Attack

Smallpox maliciously released in London would spread to several countries before governments could intervene, a new model predicts.

REUTERS

London Has an Impossibly Weird House That Defies Physics

OK, who dropped acid into England's water supply?

ThankYouLondon

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

Horrifying Urban 'Surprise' of the Day: A Fiery Hole in a London Sidewalk

Whoa! Heads up!

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The London Marathon Will Go On This Weekend, Organizers Say

Race officials are reviewing security precautions with local police after the attacks in Boston Monday.

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Are London's Public Buses the New Prozac?

Taking the bus makes people feel more social and less lonely, researchers say.

London Cycling Campaign

Redesign of the Day: A Truck That Won't Kill Cyclists

London Cycling Campaign has a free design tip.

En!gma

Temporary City of the Day: London, at Burning Man

That's the idea, at least.

Gestalten

'Femme Fatales of Cartography'

Inside a beautiful new collection of "maps you shouldn't trust yet cannot help but fall for."

Reuters

The Lessons We Haven't Learned From London's Killer Fog of 1952

Because of global urbanization, the number of people exposed to catastrophic levels of pollution is growing exponentially.