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The Economic Case for a New Chicago Area Trail

Steve Buchtel pitched the 26-mile Cal-Sag Trail, which will stitch together disparate suburbs of Chicago, as offering benefits beyond recreation.

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The Netherlands Gets the World's First Solar-Powered Bike Lane

Leave it to the Dutch to make cycling even greener.

15 Designs That Should Make You Worry About the Next Guggenheim Museum

The Guggenheim Foundation is going all out with its competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. And that's a problem.

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Watch the World's Fastest Elevators Ascend the World's Tallest Buildings

The Burj Khalifa's elevator dawdles compared to one coming to Guangzhou's CTF in 2016.

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A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

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Rare Maps Show Life in Hong Kong's Vice-Filled 'Walled City'

The infamous, secret city was a hotbed of temptation and violence that most refused to enter—even after the walls came down.

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Thailand's Sky Lanterns Are Beautiful, But Incredibly Dangerous For Airplanes

The Loi Krathong holiday could turn deadly if paper lanterns lit with fuel get sucked into jet engines.

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A Scooter That Folds Up Into a Belt

The only thing you have to worry about is riding with your pants falling down.

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Why Banksy Is (Probably) a Woman

The world's foremost street artist is a social justice warrior and a viral media master. She could be anyone.

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Moving Toward an Evolutionary Theory of Cities

A popular new study claims to lump cities into four types. But the real science of cities is heading toward a more complex understanding of how urban spaces evolve.

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These 'Landcarpets' Are Modeled on Satellite Imagery

And you can have one customized for your location, too.

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Pedal Away From It All—With an Ultralight Camper Trailer Attached

Wide Path Campers make bike-camping more accessible (and comfortable).

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As Boomers Age, Walkable Cities Become More Important

Millennials and older Americans agree on city accessibility, and the lobbying powerhouse of the AARP is emerging as a key advocate.

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The Failure of One World Trade Center

At some point, the building gave up on making any comment whatsoever.

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San Francisco Plans to Produce More Fog to Build Community Spirit

The Market Street Prototyping Festival will bring a giant dining room, a roving selfie machine, and other wackiness to the city.

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L.A. Is Getting Its Third Pro Soccer Team. Will the City Finally Build a Stadium?

L.A. soccer fans are tired of schlepping to the suburbs.

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A New Approach to Traffic Control: Ears on the Ground

Santander, Spain, tested a network of acoustic sensors capable of managing traffic congestion. But will it stand up to the future of cars?

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A Wonderfully Crass Look at the Party People of London's Shoreditch 'Hood

Street photographer Dougie Wallace delves into the "total f------ chaos" of the popular British nightlife spot.

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Who's Behind These Gruesome Murders of Street Furniture?

This sofa would really tie an (autopsy) room together.