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İyi Ofis

Why DIY Public Spaces Are Starting to Take Off in Turkey

"We felt a real hunger in Istanbul for projects that are bottom-up."

NASA

Watch the Rising Sun Meet the Northern Lights in This NASA Video

This clip is only 15 seconds long, but it is incredible.

AP Photo/Perry County Sheriff

Catastrophic Flooding Is Getting Worse and We're Woefully Unprepared

New research shows flooding in the Midwest has become more frequent over the last 50 years.

SFMTA

Every City Should Have Something Like San Francisco's Mass Transit Access Map

It lets you see exactly how much of the city you can reach in a given time window.

AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino

Rome's Prostitution Zone Controversy Can Be Traced Back to Bad City Planning Decisions

EUR was once one of Rome's more exclusive areas. It wasn't sex workers who caused its recent problems.

Gensler

Taking Cyclists Off Roads Is No Way to Improve Transit

London's obsession with flashy "magpie infrastructure" solutions is short-sighted.

Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

A Better Way to Help the Long-Term Unemployed

One successful program pays for an intensive training class, subsidizes wages for the jobless, and has an 80 percent placement rate. Can it be scaled?

Goetz Schrader

These High-End Apartments Wrap Around the Base of Wind Turbines

Plus: supporting green tech. Minus: living in a lightning magnet.

Radar Spots Massive Swarms of Bats Over Texas

The warm weather has activated the state's legendary hordes.

Hathi Trust

'Stinking Shrimps!' and Other 19th-Century Urban Sales Pitches

Hear the "cries" from Victorian-era cities—rendered in booklets that captured the world of street vendors through illustrations and rhyme.

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Forgotten Lessons From a 1970s Fight Against Gentrification

How a decades-old tenant battle in Washington, D.C.'s Adams Morgan neighborhood is still shaping the city today.

This Train Plowing Through Snow Is Absolutely Astonishing

But is it safe?

Reuters/Aly Song

China's Toxic Air Could Kill a Population the Size of Orlando, Florida

The country's pollution could contribute to 257,000 deaths over the next decade.

Maggie Gulick

The Careful Transformation of an Abandoned Paris Scrap Yard

Before it becomes part of a new eco-district, artists and residents of suburban Aubervilliers stopped to commemorate the history in their midst.

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The Best Technology for Fighting Climate Change? Trees

Between now and 2050, forests are one of our 'most promising' geo-engineering tools.

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What Makes a Dense Urban County Vote Republican?

The biggest U.S. cities are still Democratic strongholds, but new research sheds light on why some of them aren't.

CaliParks.org

Exploring California's 12,000 Parks With Open Data

A just-launched app uses Instagram and Twitter to show younger users that their friends are already out at state parks, having a blast.

4 Maps Crucial to Understanding Europe's Population Shift

Despite economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe, the continent is still migrating to the Northwest.

AP Photo/Manish Swarup

Postcards From the World's Most Polluted City

Delhi's winters are characterized by thick fog that gets dramatically worse every year.