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Density vs. Livability in the World's Biggest Cities

The two don't necessarily go together, according to a new report.

The Most Talked About Buildings of 2012

From residences to gardens to installations, a look at the most compelling works of the year.

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Indian Trains Will No Longer Dump Human Waste Onto the Tracks

Also, a look at Singapore's intense campaign to reform dag-nasty bathrooms.

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The World's Leading Cities for Fashion

The places with a disproportionate impact on what gets made, admired, and sold.

Urban Prototyping: San Francisco

The Next Generation of DIY Urbanism Projects: So Much Cooler Than Parklets

Just wait til you see the PPPlanter on a street corner near you.

Kirill Rudenko

Product of the Day: Canned City Air

Get a whiff of a place you miss.

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Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

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Singapore Airport Unveils the 'World's Largest Kinetic Art Sculpture'

"Kinetic Rain" is airport art that actually doesn't suck.

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A Peep at 10 of the World's Most Popular Red Light Districts

Where urban morals, margins, and mainstream converge — under cover of a neon glow.

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Travel Advice of the Day: Head to Las Vegas, or Hanoi

Trip Advisor ranks the cheapest and most expensive vacation cities for Americans this summer.

Zac Ong

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

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A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

Mimi Kirk

Saying Goodbye to One of Singapore's Last Historic Cemeteries

Amid rare opposition, the land-scarce city-state prepares to build a highway through Bukit Brown.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

Steven Holl

City Life, Recreated in the Sky

To Antony Wood's mind, the future of cities is vertical, replete with super-tall buildings, rooftop parks and, yes, lots of skybridges.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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Chart of the Day: The Most Livable Cities

New York tops the Economist's new list of competitive cities.

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Ad Campaign of the Day: Promoting Secret Sex in Singapore

A condom company is developing products for sexual privacy in this ultra-dense city-state, such as a screen that fits over car windows to make the vehicle look empty.

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Explaining a City in a Single Word or Phrase

In The Spirit of Cities, author Daniel A. Bell tries to capture a city's essence, in brief