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The Megacity Initiative

What's at Stake in the Fight Over the Mumbai Waterfront

In a megacity in desperate need of better planning, activists are calling for a more sustainable future for the Mumbai Port.

Lauren Ancona/Mapbox Studio

A Beautiful Blueprint-Style Map of the World

It's the work of a Philadelphia-based data scientist who, a year ago, had never made a map.

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Baby Boomers Were Job-Hopping Before It Was Cool

New data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the notion of the "company man" died not recently, but long ago.

Google Maps

Now You Can Play Pac-Man on the Streets of Your Own City

Run away from Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde down nearly any Google Maps environment you wish.

Flickr/pharmacysell

When Providing Abortions in a 'Spa-Like' Atmosphere Is Progress

Carafem, a new pharmaceutical-only abortion clinic in D.C., aims to foster an environment that is calming, supportive—and unabashedly advertised.

Sam Droege

Glass Architecture Is Killing Millions of Migratory Birds

Architects, however, are becoming more attuned to the issue.

Seletti

Organize Your Office Supplies Into a Cityscape

The Deskstructure set has compartments for pens, paper clips, and more.

Flickr/vxla

Another Reason to Promote Social Equity in U.S. Metros: Job Growth

In case public officials needed extra motivation.

Flickr/Kenneth Lu

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking.

Knight Cities Challenge

Free Knit Hats and 6 Other Winning Ideas From the Knight Cities Challenge

From keeping Detroit expats in touch to taking local food on the road, these projects all strive for connection.

Nathan Rupert / Flickr

A Surprisingly High Number of Commuters Would Prefer Not to Teleport to Work

Sometimes we do enjoy travel for travel's sake.

Ri Liu

Visualizing the Global Gender Gap

A new visualization charts the great lengths countries must go to achieve gender equality.

Sommer Mathis

How to Stop Getting a Previous Tenant's Mail Over and Over Again

If you're suffering from "loop mail," the barcode is the most likely culprit.

Ellsworth Kelly/Blanton Museum of Art

Why Every City Needs an 'Art Chapel'

Ellsworth Kelly's upcoming non-denominational chapel in Austin points to the need for inclusive spaces in diverse but segregated cities.

How New York, Chicago, and L.A. Explain the 1960s and '70s

The City Lost and Found explores a turbulent time in the U.S. by looking to the country's three largest cities.

Reuters/Carlos Barria

Texas City Opts for 100 Percent Renewable Energy—to Save Cash, Not the Planet

It's not about going green for Georgetown, Texas.

EMK Institute

The Precedent-Setting Possibilities of the New Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston

The "Lion of the Senate" may have been a special case, but it's not hard to imagine more senatorial libraries down the road.

Dongyi Liu / Flickr

The Universal Pleasures of 7 PM

At that time of day all over the world, most people are experiencing a "largely pleasant social interaction."

Kay Gaensler/Flickr

How 1980s Atlanta Became the Backdrop for the Future

The Southern capital has set the scene for dystopian thrillers such as Divergent and The Walking Dead, most notably via buildings designed by the architect John Portman.