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The Batkid Tab Has Been Paid by Philanthropists

So stop complaining.

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Honolulu, Car Pool Mecca: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

Kevin Vanier

An Insider's Look at the Mongolian Capital

The hidden wonders of Ulan Bator.

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German Designers Transform Homes Into Elaborate Cat Playgrounds

"Placemaking" for felines.

A.M.Project

Why China Loves to Hate Its Newest Skyscraper, Shaped Like a Giant Gold Doughnut

The Guangzhou Circle Building is perhaps the country's largest single manifestation of Tuhao Jin, or "gold of the unrefined and wealthy."

Photos

Capturing the Least Glamorous Moments of British Nightlife

A journey into the surreal carnival that is nighttime in Manchester and Newcastle.

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Reuters

Relive Batkid With This Behind-the-Scenes Video

Prepare for your heart to melt, again.

Thomas Alleman

Why This Man Is Photographing Every American Apparel Billboard in L.A.

A fascinating project on advertising and public space.

Reuters

China's Brand-New, Centuries-Old Shangri-La

A fire has destroyed two-thirds of the Tibetan town.

Strava

A San Francisco Man Just Proposed With His Bike Route

A labor of love.

Rueters

Private Donors Try to Save Detroit's Art Collection From Bankruptcy Auctions

Nine philanthropic foundations pledged $330 million in exchange for transferring ownership from the city.

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The Forum

The World's Largest Vinyl Record Spins Atop an L.A. Concert Venue

It’s 407 feet in diameter.

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How to Make Cities Happier Places

It's (relatively) easy: Add green space.

Detroit Gets Ready for the Auto Show

Car companies show off their newest rides for an event that could generate more than $350 million for the local economy.

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5 Principles for Building Greener, Healthier Cities

A solutions-oriented approach.

Perkins+Will

Could the College Campus Go the Way of the Bookstore?

As classes shift online, some are predicting a radical overhaul of academic infrastructure.

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One of Spain's Biggest Architectural Boondoggles Just Keeps Getting Worse

Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences was built to lure visitors. Instead, it's caused nothing but problems.

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Robin Adair

What Niagara Falls Looks Like Without Water

In the summer of 1969, engineers stopped the flow of water to the American and Bridal Veil Falls.

Reuters

San Diego's Racial Profiling Crisis: Best #Cityreads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.