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Turning a Dull Park Into a Place People Actually Enjoy

By adding some color and nature to a concrete plaza, designers in Australia transformed an intimidating place into a welcoming one.

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Uber's Latest Offer: Free Flu Shots

In 15 U.S. cities, users can get vaccines (and a subtle lobbying effort) delivered on demand.

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The Trouble With 'Single-Family Homes': Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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The Immigration Raid That Shocked Durham: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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A Farewell to Malms

Ikea is issuing a massive recall on this modern, unstable staple of apartments everywhere.

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Escape Your Coworkers With This Giant Felt Helmet

In a world of open-office distractions, Tomoko aims to provide a weirdly oversized refuge.

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Marco Rubio Joins a Long Tradition of Seeing Vancouver as a U.S. City

His “Morning Again” ad shows the error of using a generic skyline shot, but this kind of thing happens all the time.

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Ford Wants to Turn Car Tires Into Motorized Unicycles

It’s not exactly the Batmobile, but it could be a fun new tool in the commuter’s utility belt.

Illustration by Laura Meilman

What One Artist Learned by Drawing Every Transit Station in Boston

Two years, 121 stations, and countless connections throughout the city.

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Ben Carson's U.S. Map Gets New England Geography All Wrong

In opposing Syrian refugees, the Republican presidential hopeful reimagines the Northeast.