Sam Sturgis

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Expanding Walkability in Two African Cities: What's at Stake?

Africa is the world's most rapidly urbanizing continent. Transit in cities will have to adapt to encourage walkability and prevent isolating sprawl.

AP Photo/John Amis

As Colleges Cut Sports, Will Cities Lose?

Budget cuts have college teams across the U.S. on the chopping block. Could losing sports tourism preserve other city infrastructure in the long run?

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Investing in NASCAR: What Could Go Wrong?

Charlotte's NASCAR Hall of Fame crashed hard. As the city preps for an $18 million debt-forgiveness vote, homeowners wonder where their bailouts are.

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The Biggest Winner in the U.S. Olympic Bid? Worcester, Massachusetts

The case for New England's unloved second city and its supporting role in #Boston2024.

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Can Columbus, Ohio, Become a Sports Capital?

"One of the smallest big-league cities" in the country aims to super-size its reputation by hosting big-name games.

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2014's Dumbest Local Ordinances

Put these laws on the wall of shame.

Leah Thompson

Inside China's 'Back to the Land' Movement

At the same time China is rapidly urbanizing, a new documentary explores how some former city-dwellers are trying to revitalize the countryside.

Flickr/Sebastiaan ter Burg

Should Cities Give Hackathons Another Look to Improve Digital Infrastructure?

A 36-hour coding session in Boston recently helped revamp the city's permit system.

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Even Spider-Man Finds Cairo Exhausting

A civic engagement project wants working-class Cairenes to know that the superhero understands life in their city can be tough.

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Go to ... Hartford, Young Man?

The financial prospects of young adults in the U.S. look pretty grim across the board. But not in Hartford.

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China Wants Its Urban Artists to Head for the Countryside

300 million rural Chinese are projected to move into cities by 2050. So why is the government pushing artists to celebrate its old ways?