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AP Photo/John Raoux

What Have We Learned From 30 Years of 'Aging in Place'?

A new study on 'naturally occurring retirement communities' shows that cities must adapt to and support the needs of elders for them to thrive.

Gotham City/Toby Harriman

A Time-Lapse of San Francisco That Feels As Epic As a Major Motion Picture

"Gotham City SF" is a brooding, dramatically scored montage of Bay life.

Volvo Wants to Make Bike Commuting Safer by Selling You Glow-in-the-Dark Paint

Is "Life Paint" a helpful new technology, or a dubious marketing ploy?

Florian Lalanne

Celebrating the Distinctive Tiles of Lisbon

A new short film looks at the vibrant and eclectic culture of the Portuguese capital and its trademark azulejos.

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.

Andrey Zudilin/Shutterstock.com

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.