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The Bright Future of the Pedestrian Bridge

Top engineer Ted Zoli says the era of shared-use structures has arrived.

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More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?

In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.

Skylines for Your Wrist

These colorful, gold-plated bangles feature landmarks big and small.

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Architecture That's Part Space Opera, Part Science

A new exhibition of projects by the wildly experimental Bjarke Ingels Group shows a commitment to functional sci-fi design.

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The Difference Choosing Ugly Vegetables Can Make

A Berlin café called Culinary Misfits makes the most of local food by cooking with cast-off produce.

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These Delicious Appetizers Are Also Data Visualizations About the Middle East

Who knew saffron risotto with barberry chutney could say so much about Internet censorship in Iran?

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In the 'Workplace of the Future,' We Hang Like Monkeys from Vertical Gardens

This visionary office attaches to existing buildings to fill them with light, hope, and zucchini.

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The Case for Preserving 'Historic' Concrete

Here in Britain at least, cement has been deemed to be part of our heritage, too.

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Two Airlines Battle for the Soul of Seattle—and the Seahawks

How the NFC champs got caught up in a tussle over West Coast airline market share.

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On Airpnp, Supply and Demand Heads to the Bathroom

What a peer-to-peer, pay-to-pee service says about the lack of public restrooms in Western cities.

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Here's How We Know Global Warming Made This Week's Blizzard Worse

The oceans are getting warmer and that means bigger, badder storms in the future.

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The Non-Beer Snob's Guide to Ordering at a Craft Beer Bar

Five steps to navigating complicated beer menus without all the fuss.

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The Invention of America's 'Love Affair' With the Automobile

One historian calls it a "masterstroke of public relations" made possible by a single 1961 television special.

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Why Can't Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can't be achieved by eliminating fares.

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China Has Built a Giant Apartment With a 3D Printer

The five-story building was made with recycled construction waste and a 150-meter long printer.

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Do Microloans Really Help the Poor?

Yes, but they don't pull people out of poverty.

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Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle

It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.

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San Francisco Could Have Its First Rainless January in 165 Years

Another worrying sign the drought is far from over.

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Never Host a Mega-Event?

In his newest book, sports economist Andrew Zimbalist explores how the Olympics, the World Cup and, yes, the Super Bowl became such bad deals for cities.