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Mapping the Potential for Solar Power On Every Roof

Nearly every square meter of rooftop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has now been evaluated for its suitability to host solar panels.

Liverpool Biennial

Time-Travelling Police Box From 'Doctor Who' Crash-Lands in Liverpool

Among the many artworks in the Liverpool Biennial is this weird thing.

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Why All Those New Fees Your City Is Charging Are Likely Permanent

Cash-strapped local governments overwhelmingly turned to fees instead of raising taxes in recent years. And they like them.

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Magical Inanimate Object of the Day: The Lotus Dome

Lotus Dome almost seems to have a life of its own.

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South Carolina Town Terrorized By Exploding Toilet

The detonating commode went off in Town Hall and lodged porcelain shrapnel in a door.

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The Shame of Demonizing New York's 'Dangerous' Delivery Cyclists

We love to complain about these guys, but we love cheap, fast delivery more.

Meet the Megapram, the World's Fastest Stroller

This stroller has four gears. And cup holders. And it reaches maximum speeds of 50 mph.

If Grannies Did Graffiti, It Might Look Like This Yarn Tagging

A shadowy Madrid artist is methodically wrapping European cities in chaotic fabric webs.

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A 'Daughter of the Nation'

Signs of support for Malala Yousufzai from around the world.

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Revolutionary Architecture: How Cuba's National Arts Schools Were Disgraced and Reclaimed

A golf course, a bold design, exile and return.

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Architects Dream Up an Urban Moon Bounce for Paris

A design for an inflatable bridge at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

Kaid Benfield

How LEED-ND Can Improve Older Neighborhoods

An inner-city neighborhood in Boston is providing a strong example of how the rating system can guide improvements.

Simon Bouisson

For the Discerning Brutalist, Here's Some Concrete Furniture

Note to movers: Lift from the knees.

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Were Big Banks Guilty of Racial Discrimination in the Housing Crisis?

A lawsuit just filed in New York on behalf of black borrowers in Detroit connects for the first time the housing collapse with civil rights law.

The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

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How Historic Preservation Helped Save Denver's Downtown

Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.

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That Parking Spot In Front of Your House Doesn't Belong to You

And honestly, the city could make much better use of the space.

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Design Video of the Day: How the Netherlands Builds Its Embassies

A new documentary examines the Dutch approach.

Boston Biker

Is Boston's Bloody New Helmet PSA Bad for Cycling?

The shaming of helmet-less bikers continues, but this ad seems more likely to discourage people from biking than anything else.