Kriston Capps

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Can You Afford to Flip a House? Now Is the Time

Due to an enduring credit crunch, house-flipping has reached its lowest level in 5 years—but the practice is more profitable than ever.

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A What's-Next Moment for San Francisco's Housing Crisis

As in, what happens if there is no near-term solution to San Francisco's housing crisis?

Heatherwick Studio

Why You Keep Seeing Plans for Off-Shore Parks

Building over-water park infrastructure is one approach for dense cities. But are these parks a flashy design fad or a real urban solution?

Norway's New Passports Are Designed to Make Every Other Country Feel Inferior

The travel documents come on the heels of those super-cool new banknotes, too.

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Three Ways Cities Try (and Fail) to Solve Homelessness

By making it a crime to feed the homeless, cities just hide the problem—and punish both those making an immediate impact and those who have already borne the brunt of a broken system.

White Cube

Damien Hirst Plays With Scalpels in His New Cityscape Works

The infamous English artist collages blades, pins, and needles to render aerial images of cities around the world.

CityRealty

There's Nothing to Fear From New York's Next Skyscraper Boom

Except for people afraid of heights, no one has any reason to worry about the coming wave of new towers.

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Buy One Home in Silicon Valley—or 30 in Cleveland

Affordable housing is not likely to emerge as a priority in the toughest markets.

D.C. Hopes to Address the Special Needs of Homeless Vets, Beyond Just Housing

A new D.C. apartment complex puts services for homeless veterans onsite.

Egg-Freezing Parties Aren't Going Away Any Time Soon

They've jumped from Manhattan to the West Coast. How much farther might they spread?

Mike Osborne

The Avenues of Monopoly, Captured in Pictures

One photographer's investigation of Atlantic City shows how far the city is today from the romance of the classic board game.

15 Designs That Should Make You Worry About the Next Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Foundation is going all out with its competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. And that's a problem.

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Want to Boost Housing Values? Build a Walmart

Walmart offers low prices for retail goods—and a bump in the prices of nearby homes.

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Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman

The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

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Does Cycling Culture Have a Drinking Problem?

A new study reveals that a high rate of fatal accidents involve cyclists biking while intoxicated.

MapStory

One Mapping Service to Rule Them All

MapStory can give users the tools to map the growth of every municipality in the world.

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Is Vandalism Ever the Answer to Noisy Neighbors?

If you choose to live above a noisy bar but hate noise, is cutting its cable feed to tone things down OK?

How Andrew Carnegie Built the Architecture of American Literacy

The philanthropist covered the U.S. in libraries between 1893 and 1919. How many survive—and the forms they've taken—points to what kind of structures make a city center.

Graffiti Artist 'Creepytings' Is Defacing National Parks

As long as National Park Service budgets shrink, vandalism is going to be a feature of our favorite natural spaces.