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How a neighborhood evolves from the next big thing to over the hill.
Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.
Thousands of books flood Federation Square in "Literature vs. Traffic."
Las Vegas and Phoenix were treated to a rare atmospheric lightshow on Thursday morning.
A bike lock that only a monkey could pick.
The distinctive Arabic typography created for the Burj Khalifa.
A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.
A haunting and poetic portrayal of what was then seen as the city of the future.
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White roofs help bring down the heat, but researchers worry they could also stop the rain.
The capital of Ecuador has one of the best-preserved city centers in Latin America.
The city's population is expected to mushroom to 9.1 million by 2030. Here's a novel way to accommodate that growth.
Leagues are taking an impressive range of innovative and cost-effective steps toward sustainability.
Is this still a good idea?
This swanky avian domicile can fit up to 78 finch families – and one human voyeur.
It's been more than two years since Columbia University professor Kate Orff made waves with her "Oyster-tecture" proposal. She's still pushing.