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Anthony Flint

Wait Your Turn for the Swings at Boston's Adult Playground

The wildly successful Lawn on D Street is a temporary park that took no tedious city planning. Should we let more urban design emerge organically?

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The Most Viciously Addictive Stoner Snack Ever Has Arrived in Los Angeles

It's Stoned Oven Gourmet Pizza, served piping hot at select L.A. dispensaries.

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What Happens to the Union Jack Flag If Scotland Leaves the United Kingdom?

Take a look at the many possible options—none of which are likely to stick.

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Americans Who Carry Concealed Weapons Keep Accidentally Shooting Themselves in Public Bathrooms

This year's list of incidents includes an Italian restaurant, a prosecutor's office, a Target, a Burger King ...

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Mapping the Spread of Housing Inequality Over the Great Recession

A new interactive map shows that households hit hardest by the housing crisis are also now locked out of the recovery.

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Honolulu Is Building America's First Fully Driverless Transit System

But there are doubts about whether it will inspire other U.S. cities to follow suit.

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This App Transforms Subway Ads Into Fine Art

Make your commute a "curated art experience" through augmented reality.

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Here's How Newt Gingrich Would Fix the Housing Market

The nation's foremost futurist tackles one of housing's principal frustrations.

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In Los Angeles, Can #Droughtshaming Go Too Far?

A giant waterslide is heading to downtown L.A., whipping up understandable ire from water-conscious citizens. But when is pro-conservation just anti-fun?

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Americans' Waistlines Are Growing Ever Larger

Possible reasons include sleep deprivation and medication, says a new study.

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Attention Cities Looking to Engage Immigrants: Don't Dismiss the Smartphone

A new report highlights how civic smartphone technology could be a huge help to recently arrived immigrants.

Jendrik Schröder

The Supermarket of the Future Has No Packaging

Bring your own boxes and jars to Berlin's Original Unverpackt, an eco-conscious business model that saves resources—and money.

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The Surprising Politics of Traffic Solutions

Democrats are much more optimistic than Republicans that every infrastructure investment can help ease congestion—even roads.

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Confirmed: Tipping Is a Terrible Way to Pay People

A new analysis finds eliminating the "tipped minimum wage" would reduce poverty rates and narrow the wage gap.

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China Considers an Immense Skyscraper Shaped Like a Cloud

The strange-looking structure would be the second-tallest building on earth.

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Next Up For Brooklyn, an Urban Gondola

The East River Skyway aims to alleviate transit congestion along the Brooklyn waterfront by taking commuters off the grid.

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How San Francisco Is Designing Its Metro Train of the Future

BART cars are about to get their first real overhaul since the system launched in 1972.

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California Just Banned Free Plastic Bags, but Hold the Rejoicing

For a paper bag to be better, you have to use it three times.

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Why Bike Lovers Should Be Happy About 'Bikelash'

Public hatred of biking culture is actually a natural part of its evolution into the mainstream.