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Sophie Quinton

The Neighborhood Development Dreams of the Twin Cities' Newest Light-Rail Line

Civic leaders in Minneapolis and St. Paul hope the Green Line will attract billions of dollars in economic growth.

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How Urban Design Could Help Reduce Rape in India

Delhi's avoidance of mixed-use development patterns isn't helping matters. 

From Europe, a Beautifully Simple Concept for a Kick Scooter

The Pigeon folds with a foot press to carry on the shoulder like a lightweight rifle.

London Now Has a Robot Sculpture You Can Sleep In

For only $4,200, you too can pretend to be eaten by the Iron Giant.

Dublin, Ohio / Crawford Hoying

What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.

CityCop

Uruguay's Hot New Crime App Is a Bit of a Hot Mess

Anyone can report an incident on CityCop, but it's not at all clear what that means. 

Tablio

A Portable Lap Desk That Slips in Your Backpack

For those who need to work on the go. 

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What the U.S. Can Learn From Europe's All-Out Uberwar

European labor strikes may not win much for traditional taxi drivers—across the Atlantic or in the States.

David Torke, fixBuffalo

Riding Through Poor Neighborhoods With New Urbanists

A bike tour in Buffalo that aimed to "inspire feelings of civic duty and moral outrage" may have also exposed weaknesses in a movement's philosophy.

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How the Twin Cities Hope to Get Ahead of Demographic Change

The mayor of Minneapolis talks about the challenges facing the Twin Cities and collaborative solutions for addressing them.

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Can Anyone Save Brooklyn's Kentile Floors Sign? Should They?

This isn't the first fight to save a historic piece of advertising, and it won't be the last. 

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The Mixed-Up Geographic Allegiances of World Cup Soccer

Nearly three-quarters of all World Cup players play in European professional leagues.

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The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.

Andrew Tanentzap

Deforestation Is Making Fish Weak and Skinny

The loss of trees could eventually spell trouble for the human food chain, say researchers.

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Why Renters Are Ending Up in the Suburbs

Most new homes being built in the U.S. are multifamily apartments, but more and more people are opting for an even cheaper rental option: the traditional suburban single-family home.

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Will 2014 Be the Hottest Year on Record?

The El Niño weather phenomenon, which has a high likelihood of developing by this summer, will drive up global temperatures. 

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So Much Arctic Ice Has Melted, We Need a New Atlas

Global warming has become the biggest headache for atlas illustrators.

Reuters/Eduardo Munoz

You Might Soon Be Able to Watch Netflix on Amtrak

Assuming the rail service's business proposal goes through.

The Corrected Geography of the Proclaimers' '500 Miles'

Where the early 1990s Scottish rockers could walk, if they actually walked 500 miles and then 500 more.