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We Want You: City Data Edition

A new portal will collect open streams from different cities, making for easier comparisons.

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A Satellite Time-Lapse Wondermap

Watch 13 years of development and change on any point on the globe.

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Why the Amish Population Is Exploding

The number of Amish people in the U.S. has doubled in the last 20 years, and the sect is spreading across the United States.

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Are Co-Ops the Future of Green Energy?

English community takes collective ownership of solar farm.

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Is Toronto's Mayor a Barrier to Good Planning?

As the city finally hires a new chief planner, concerns about politics persist.

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Why India's Massive Power Outages Get Fixed More Quickly Than D.C.'s

India's lights are back on within hours, not days.

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The Evolution of the Office Building

How shared work centers could reshape how and where we work.

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Is That a 60-Foot Cell Phone Tower, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

Residents of Castro Valley, California, demand a redesign of a phallus-like cell tower.

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Sorry, Steve McQueen: This is the Craziest Drive Through San Francisco Ever

A stunt driver takes a high-speed and action-packed tour of the city.

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Bus Riders and Invasive Advertising

How futuristic novelty ads unfairly target and take advantage of commuters who can't escape.

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People Are Still Painting Dead Lawns Green

The relic front-yard service borne of the housing bust is revived as a drought hits the nation.

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Counterfeit Streetlights in Qatar

How 920 streetlights in Doha launched a years-long legal battle between industrial designers and the State of Qatar.

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Sarajevo: Post-Olympic City and Post-War City

Photographing the complex legacies of the war-torn host of the 1984 Winter Olympics.

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The Chicago Transit Authority Map of Economic Hardship

A station-by-station map of poverty, crowded housing and employment.

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With Big California Water Project, Governor Wants to 'Get Shit Done'

Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach to a controversial water plan.

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A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFs

Watch these 11 cities boom over recent decades. From space. In animated GIFs.

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Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that.

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Vital Signs of City Performance

Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.

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China Crowdmaps Pedestrian and Cyclist Problem Areas

A new website enables residents to identify problems in Beijing's pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.