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4 Reasons Retailers Don't Need Free Parking to Thrive

Shopkeepers consistently overestimate parking's role in their success.

What If Westerners Had Their Safe Toilets Taken Away?

They'd join the ranks of one in three women worldwide who face "shame, disease, harassment and even attack," according to WaterAid.

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Zaha Hadid Designs an Alien Mothership for Tokyo

The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.

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Why Are Londoners Building Slums in Their Backyards?

Quasi-legal buildings are popping up for rent all over the city, and officials are doing little to regulate these Dickensian dwellings.

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The Geography of James Bond: Skyfall Edition

An updated map to reflect the newest film.

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London's Raucous Babble of Languages

Data engineers examined more than 3 million tweets to create this sprawling linguistic cartography.

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The Legacy of the London Olympics? Memories and Debt

What were the Games good for, exactly?

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This London Traffic Light Has 75 Signals

Stop? Go? Don't walk? Gaaaaah!

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America's Looming Burial Crisis

We have a rapidly aging population but cemetery space is already hard to come by. Are there lessons for us abroad?

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This Atlas of 20th Century Architecture Weighs As Much As a Spare Tire

150 specialists, 750 buildings, 5,500 photographs, 100 years. Plus a crucial carrying case with a handle.

London Bartender Makes the 'World's Most Expensive Cocktail'

The $8,830 tipple is apparently the world's oldest cocktail, too.

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London Tube Commuters Hunted by Intelligent, Annoying Spotlight

This body heat-sensing spotlight is great if you're egotistical, terrible if you have a hangover.

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Life-Size Noses, Pink Cows and More at the Weird, Wonderful Frieze Art Fair

The bi-coastal show exhibits work from over 170 galleries.

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Public Space Idea of the Day: The Mushroom Tunnel of London

The winner of the "High Line for London" competition isn't very high at all.

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

Swim to Work in This Goofy New 'Commuter Pool'

A wild idea for converting an old canal in London.

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Should the Market Alone Determine Parking Supply?

New research finds that parking minimums are indeed bad, but that parking maximums still need fine-tuning.

The Craziness of London's Housing Market, Explained in 1 Chart

Only 19 percent of property-buyers are British.

A Dazzling Animation of London's Bicycle Commuters

Jo Wood's map of five million British bike rides looks like it came from outer space.