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Nóra Mészöly

What Will Happen to Budapest's 'Ruin Pubs' Once All the Ruin Is Removed?

"Ruin pubs" have been a catalyst for gentrification in the city's Jewish Quarter. But as the neighborhood changes, the bars may be forced to change along with it.

Milo Ayden de Luca

A Crazy Concept for Floating Shelters

Lightweight parasitic domiciles that hack into the electrical grid? What could go wrong?

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Will Brazil Cancel Carnaval?

After a night club fire killed hundreds, the country seems to be doing some soul-searching.

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'Low-Income Housing' Doesn't Actually Exist

Bad terminology can create bad policy. Nowhere is this more evident than in housing.

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Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.

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Why Homelessness Is a Transportation Issue

What happens when government agencies least prepared to provide assistance wind up as the first responders?

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Class-Divided Cities: Chicago Edition

The third in our series mapping the class divides in America's cities and metros.

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The Future of Librarians in an EBook World

Technology can actually make it easier to connect library patrons with an actual person.

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Lost Frontiers and Foolish Funding: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.

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Prehistoric Construction Boom of the Day: 9,000 People Built Louisiana's Earthworks in 3 Months

Modern America, take note.

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One of the Worst Mass Transit Commute Horror Stories You Will Ever Read

Riders on Washington, D.C.'s Green Line endured hours of chaos and panic Wednesday night.

This Adorable Disney Short Takes on the Serendipity of City Life

The Oscar-nominated short 'Paperman' romanticizes missed connections.

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A Truck Filled With Fireworks Explodes, Destroys Highway

The blast was so strong it sent some cars flying off the bridge, and still more trucks were found crushed underneath the debris.

The Boston Ferry Pavilion's Latest Electrifying Makeover

A video artist has created an animated lightning storm on the ceiling.

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Why All of Grand Central's Clocks Are Wrong

The secret to catching a train there, revealed.

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Baltimore vs. San Francisco, a Stupid Allegory Waiting to Happen

The gritty Ravens take on the laid-back 49ers.

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Why Did a Skyscraper Just Blow Up in Mexico City?

At least 14 people are dead; scores more are still buried beneath the rubble.

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8 Pearls of Wisdom From Ed Koch

The late New York Mayor was never for want of words.

Watch a Locksmith Do His Work in New York's Smallest Free-Standing Building

"I wanna see a guy with an MBA in business, give him 125 square feet. He wouldn't be able to do it."