Sam Sturgis

Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee

Preserving the Fading Sounds of Delhi's Street Vendors

A decade-long project showcases the vocal beauty of Delhi's pheriwallas, who are fighting a losing battle against the forces of globalization.

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This Handlebar Laptop Stand Brings Cycling Style to Your Desk

Warning: Not for use on an actual, moving bicycle.

Reuters/Mike Hutchings

In Cape Town, Students Topple a Relic of Apartheid

After a month of protests and sit-ins, a statue of a white imperialist has finally been removed from South Africa's leading university.

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Mapping the World's Startup Activity

Take a look at the startup scenes of Portugal, Toronto, Tel Aviv, and elsewhere with this new mapping tool.

PNAS

How Suburban Cars Are Clouding Up Cities

Carbon emissions from cars continue to climb in urban metros because of commuters.

Flickr/Dan Lundmark

Hanging Out With Nairobi's High-Rise Photography Club

A trio of photographers showcase the beauty of the city by scaling its skyscrapers.

Aramark

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?

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Why Mapping Matters for Amsterdam's Startup Culture

The city is using a unique interactive map to chart its entrepreneurial density—which is good for companies and investors.

Florian Lalanne

Celebrating the Distinctive Tiles of Lisbon

A new short film looks at the vibrant and eclectic culture of the Portuguese capital and its trademark azulejos.

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You Know Where They're Doing an Amazing Job Tracking Infrastructure? The Yukon

A sparsely populated Canadian territory is beating out big-city interactives with a public-engagement plan combining the best of high and low tech.

Reuters/Toru Hanai

NYC's 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Is Still the Yellow Cab

There are now more Uber drivers than cabs in NYC. But the city's taxi fleet is about to get a competitive upgrade.

City of Boston

Why Crowdsourcing City Projects Actually Works for Boston

The city has made a habit of soliciting insight on municipal projects from its well-educated residents—but with strict guidelines.

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The Case Against Giant Traffic Robots

The towering figures are an eye-catching distraction from a lack of infrastructure planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo's ever-growing capital.

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Amid Rapid Urbanization, African Designers Emerge Front and Center

A new exhibit, "Making Africa," showcases the continent's modern—and influential—creative class.

AP Photo/Elise Amendola

In Praise of Boston's Most Creative Snowmasters

Bostonians, including one Yeti, have gotten inventive with their snow this year.

Flickr/Andrew Steele

Why Housing Is Key to Chattanooga's Tech-Hub Ambitions

With its superfast broadband, the city has reinvented itself. Now it must safeguard its future by building to sustain that growth.

AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam

Despite Encroaching Wildfires, Cape Town Should Be Safe

Fires have been spreading in close proximity to the city since Sunday.

Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Why Africa's Booming Cities Need More Autonomy in Urban Planning

The continent is embarking on an urban revolution, and African cities are right to want a seat at the table.

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These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.