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Charles R. Wolfe

9 Lessons From Iceland for Building Better Places

Colorful buildings, monuments that blend, and exciting waterfronts.

Twitter Data Use of the Day: Mapping the Languages of New York City

5 percent of Tweets out of the city are in a language other than English.

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Athens Hit by Worst Flooding in 50 Years: Scenes From the Streets

A huge overnight storm trapped commuters, knocked out power and killed at least one person.

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Apartments So Small They Can Only Be Photographed From Above

In crazy dense Hong Kong, 100,000 of the city’s laborers live in sub-divided apartment units averaging 40 square feet.

Dru Nadler

In Connecticut, Unplowed Streets Might Be the New Normal

It's been 2 weeks since the blizzard, and many city streets are still covered in snow. Another storm is on the way -- do residents just have to deal?

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Sudan's Once Great Train System Is Now in Utter Disrepair

The country once boasted Africa's largest network. Now much is out of service, thanks to mismanagement and neglect.

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Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.

Introducing 'Riot,' the Video Game Based on Actual Violent Uprisings Around the World

Take on the role of violent agitators or the police in this atmospheric smartphone simulator.

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Incredible Pictures of the Big Snowy Mess That Is the Midwest

60 million Americans were under winter weather warnings, watches and advisories in the 750,000 square miles affected.

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The Islamic Urbanist Tradition Is in Danger of Going Extinct

"Mosques are being built in suburban communities only accessible by car."

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How Fort Collins Created America's First Zero-Energy District

The five participating employers were able to reduce peak-load demand by more than 20 percent.

Mapping the Legal Pot Era in Spokane

The city has approved a local ordinance and even drawn districts for retailers — now it waits.

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The Surprising Way Airplanes May Be Heating Up the World's Climate

Tantalizing evidence suggests that yes, air traffic is helping give the atmosphere a fever.

A World Class Theater Designed Like a Community Meeting Space

The new SFJAZZ center in San Francisco drew its inspiration from spaces like Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple in Chicago.

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Creative Urban Budget Solution of the Day: Crowdfunding City Programs

Chicago is trying to raise $480,000 for a youth basketball league.

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Delaying Car and Home Ownership Has Helped Millennials Dramatically Reduce Their Debt

Young Americans have been offloading debt at a much higher rate than older generations.

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See Machines Tear Up the Bowels of New York

The latest photos from the city's underground train tunnel expansion.

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The Best Parking App We've Ever Seen

How risky is it to run inside for that cup of coffee without feeding the meter? SpotAgent will figure that out for you.

A Mapped History of Train Travel in the United States

On the 209th birthday of the first steam engine trip, how the Civil War impeded, then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.