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What Do Americans Prioritize When Picking a Place to Live?

According to a new poll, economic mobility and diversity are key components of a good city or town.

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We (Almost) Have the Technology to Predict Potholes

Researchers in the U.K. are developing software that would allow cities to identify damaged roadways earlier.  

Quartz/Cassie Webber

A Run-Down Welsh City Plans to Power Its Homes by Harnessing the Tides

A plan is underway in Swansea to construct the first power station in the world based on a man-made tidal lagoon.

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This Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock Shrieks at Bike Thieves

The smart lock's piercing alarm can draw attention from 150 feet away.

Hawaii (Yes, Hawaii) Gets Hit by a Blizzard

Palm trees, black sand, snow, ice, freezing fog—wait, what?

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This Award-Winning Micro-Housing Design Is Inspired by Bubble Tea

A new building of ultra-tiny apartments in Seoul will enforce neighborliness as residents navigate shared spaces "like the ambiguous gel around a tapioca pearl."

Raleigh D'Adamo and Reka Komoli

A Lost Design for a NYC Subway Map, Rediscovered

In 1964, R. Raleigh D'Adamo won a contest to design a better diagram for the New York subway. Now he's teamed up with a graphic designer to bring it back to life.

Courtesy of Maria Möller

In New Orleans, Reviving the Memory of a Forgotten Chinatown

An artist commemorates the city's now-extinct Chinese business district.

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San Francisco Considers Outlawing Chewing Tobacco at Sports Arenas

The law would ban major league baseball players, and spectators, from enjoying one of the sport's oldest traditions.

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A Day in the Life of an L.A. Graffiti Buster

Larry, a 20-year crew member of L.A.'s graffiti removal team, will never be out of a job.

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New York's Hugely Successful Late-Night Delivery Truck Program Is Heading to D.C.

More and more cities are realizing the benefits of off-hour deliveries.

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How Do Americans Feel About Where They Live?

The most recent Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor poll asked Americans to assess the cities and towns they call home.

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The Case Against Giant Traffic Robots

The towering figures are an eye-catching distraction from a lack of infrastructure planning in the Democratic Republic of Congo's ever-growing capital.

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Beyond Farmers Markets: The Future of Local Food in America

As farmers markets fall from grace, tech-friendly food distributors are stepping in to meet the demand for locally-sourced products.

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The Inglorious History of Los Angeles Football

Right now, L.A. is the most important football city on the map. But that's been true for a long time.

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Concrete Coasters You'll Actually Want to Use

Bring the look and feel of roadway negligence to your coffee table.

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Why Some Parklets Work Better Than Others

A detailed new report out of Philadelphia finds the type of businesses closest to a parklet play a key role in their success.

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London Is Turning Old Phone Booths Into Free Cell Phone Charging Stations

The retrofitted payphones give no-strings-attached power through public advertising.

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Witness the Behemoth Ice Chunks of Cape Cod

Credit the bone-chilling winter for creating these mini icebergs.