Sam Sturgis

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.

Courtesy The Cabinet, Kapstadt/ Cape Town/Vitra Design Museum

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.

Flickr/Andrew Moore

The Bright Future of Dar es Salaam, an Unlikely African Megacity

Once isolated and overlooked, Dar es Salaam is on track to become Africa's fastest-growing urban center.

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The Scientific Case for Latte Superiority

Foamy liquids have stronger structural integrity and are less likely to slosh all over your lap, according to new research.

Courtesy of Humara Bachpan

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.

Reuters/Steve Marcus

The Vegas Strip Will Go Dark Tonight for an Unlikely Icon

The tradition has marked the passing of such luminaries as J.F.K., Sinatra, and Elvis. Now, it's Jerry Tarkanian's turn.

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Be the Office Wine-Time Hero, No Corkscrew Required

5 ways to rescue the in-office happy hour when the wine key goes missing.  

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Dating Online? No Selfies, and Stop Talking About Yourself

New research reveals some unorthodox tips for setting yourself apart on dating apps and sites.

AP/Sayyid Azim

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation in Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa's "secondary cities" are set to benefit.

China Remix

African Hip-Hop Is Bridging Culture Gaps in China

China Remix looks at African immigrant communities in China's "Chocolate City," celebrating the power of rap music to bring communities together.