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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.

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China's Spectacularly Silly Plan to Curb Air Pollution

We hate to disappoint, but banning BBQ won't do much.

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Incredible Pictures From the World's Coldest City

No more complaining about a little snow.

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Washington, D.C. Unveils an Ambitious New Sustainability Plan

Proposals seek to halve the city's greenhouse gas emissions, boost walkability, and cut the obesity rate.

An App That Tells You How Walkable a Street Really Is

Walkonomics looks at small things -- sidewalk quality, hilliness -- that make a real difference to walkers.

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New York's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Always Affordable

A new report finds that two-thirds of newly developed units are too expensive for local residents.

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One of America's Oldest Shopping Malls Converts to Micro-Apartments

The Arcade Providence will offer 48 units starting at $550 a month.

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The Myth of the Commuting Criminal

Research has repeatedly shown that crime doesn't necessarily accompany transit, but that lingering fear still threatens new transportation projects.