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Reuters

How This Smoke Cloud Became the Ultimate Symbol of Greece's Depression

You don't need any statistics to fully grasp the depth of the economic crisis. You only need to know about the smoke.

Visio.M

Wanted: A Little Electric Car That Won’t Crumple in a Collision

The Germans – of course – are working on it.

StreetMix

A Digital Mixing Board for Your Street

Go ahead. Add a bike lane.

Reuters

55 Acronyms That Show Why We Should Be Scared for Our Coastlines

VBZD? "Vector-borne and zoonotic disease." SLCS? "Sea level change scenarios." CSO? "Combined sewer overflow."

Detroit Free Press

Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

These 8 Cities Have America's Crummiest Winters

Celebrate this awful time of year by thinking about the cities that have it even worse.

Oiio Architecture Office

Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.

Why Is 'Authenticity' So Central to Urban Culture?

The more alike our cities and neighborhoods become, the harder we try to stand out.

MyJihad.org

This Is How You Respond to Bigoted Bus Ads

An ad campaign targeting transit in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington corrects a few misinterpretations of the word "Jihad."

Shutterstock

Walkable Urbanism as Foreign Policy

The rise of suburbia helped America win the Cold War. Could urbanism do the same today in a world of changing threats?

Shutterstock

The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.

Sean Posey

Defending Youngstown: One City's Struggle to Shrink and Flourish

"At some point you need to just turn the picture to the wall and move forward."

Reuters

Brooklyn's Hasidim and Playing By New York Rules

Self-organized groups of religious enforcers should not feel free to intimidate community members into silence.

Reuters

Is San Francisco Really America's Next Title Town?

Despite the success of this season, the city has a ways to go before joining the superstar ranks of Boston or Green Bay.

Katie Chu

In Search of 'Eldertopia'

Architecture and planning schools are finally focusing on designing homes and communities we can age into.

Flickr/Wally Grom

Government Absurdity of the Day: Will Britain Sponsor Anti-Britain Ads to Discourage Immigration?

"We've heard France is nice at all times of the year."

Deep Ocean Technology

Yep, There's an Underwater Hotel

Dig a night in a luxe stationary submarine? This is the place for you.

Reuters

On Second Thought, Maybe Accepting $5 Million to Erect a Statue of a Foreign Dictator's Dad Isn't Such a Great Idea

Mexico City's surreal adventure with Heydar Aliyev.

There Was a Shooting in Phoenix During the Senate's Gun-Violence Hearing

At least 5 people were injured when a gunman opened fire at an office building.