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Alexander Balchin

A Movable Skyscraper to Filter China's Nasty Air

This futuristic tower aims to use solar power to eliminate air pollution.

John Metcalfe

The Bay Area Graffiti Paradise Built on an Island of Garbage

The Albany Bulb was allegedly colonized by homeless sailors who covered it with strange art.

Reuters/Gonzalo Fuentes

Karl Lagerfeld Takes the Fight for Feminism to Paris' Streets

Actually, the fashion designer used the cause to turn the Grand Palais yesterday into a "demonstration" for Paris Fashion Week.

@Oniropolis

Building 'Imaginary Cities'

An upcoming book shows that the architecture of fantasy isn't so far from reality.

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The Highway Really Is Raising Your Blood Pressure

Is building housing developments near major roadways a bad public health practice?

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Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

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Las Vegas' 'Evangelical Urbanist' Steps Down From Bleeding Downtown Project

Tony Hsieh's visionary plan for the city's off-strip core seems to be imploding, leaving followers disillusioned.

NOAA

This Terrifying Map Depicts Weather Horror in High-Resolution

Detailed map projections, updated quickly, keep the fear factor current.

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The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook

If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.

Carlos Barria/Reuters

The Political Geography of Hong Kong's Protests

The territory's residents are demanding democracy in city intersections, not central squares.

The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., courtesy of the Andy Warhol Museum

Warhol's Only Public Art Piece Is Recreated 50 Years Later

Half a century after Nelson Rockefeller ordered that it be painted over at the World's Fair, "13 Most Wanted Men" reappears in Pittsburgh.

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Hey, Streetcar Critics: Stop Making 'Perfect' the Enemy of 'Good'

Even when they're not ideal, streetcar projects can still benefit cities. Here are five ways how.

Skyler Fike (bcWorkshop)

In America's Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough

Together, a design studio and community-development corporation are transforming housing in the Rio Grande Valley.

Climate Change Is Causing Dips in the Earth's Gravity

Satellites have picked up on vast gravitational shifts from melting Antarctic ice.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza

The future of urban manufacturing lies less in localism than in making factories more personal.

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A California Law Will Weed Fraudulent Vendors Out of Farmers Markets

It's part of a growing conversation about who's selling what.

@lzEeoNl

What's Driving the Ello Invite Rush?

Serious #FOMO, among other things.

LA2050

Young L.A. Is the Real Winner of LA2050

Youth initiatives dominate the winners of the My LA2050 Grants Challenge, even as L.A.'s child population wanes.

Associated Press

An Utterly Terrifying Risk Assessment of California's Next Big Earthquake

The worst-case scenario means endless fires, impotent rescue services, and no water for months.