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A Transit Expansion Designed to Force Paris to Make Peace With Its Suburbs

If any European city needed a radical structural rethink, it's Paris.

5 Unusual Ideas for 'Greening' a School

Visions for sustainable building in the education system courtesy the National Building Museum.

Amazing Treasure of the Day: A 114-Year-Old Sidewalk Clock

What time is it, New York?

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Don't Worry, the Spanish Are Already Protesting the 2020 Olympics

Artists in Madrid railed against the "destruction" of the Games with artwork made from what looks like Molotov cocktails.

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3 Reasons 30-Somethings Are Accumulating Less Wealth Than Their Parents

It's not just the recession.

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A Photo Collection of Britain's Strangest Traditions

Burning boats, foam-covered students, and a good old-fashioned joust.

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Walk Through a Japanese City Still Abandoned 2 Years After the Tsunami

Google Street View tours a town inside the Fukushima Exclusion Zone.

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Saudi Arabia Will Let Women Ride Bicycles — But Only For Fun

No transportation!

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Irish Homeowners: World Champs at Not Repaying Mortgages

The fascinating historical reason why a quarter of the country's home loans are in some kind of trouble.

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Phoenix's Walkability Gamble Might Actually Pay Off

The Reinvent PHX initiative will try to guide transit-oriented development in five districts along the new light rail corridor.

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New York Mayoral Hopeful Malcolm Smith Arrested for Bribery

The state senator was accused of trying to buy the support he needed to get on the Republican's mayoral ticket.

Sanitation Hackathon

App Developers Turn Their Eye to Global Sanitation

Participants of the "International Sanitation Hackathon" have some promising ideas to fight disease and death caused by poor sanitation.

Urbanist Bracket Challenge: Final Four

Only one round left...

"Regenerating Poynton"

Lots of Cars and Trucks, No Traffic Signs or Lights: Chaos or Calm?

A new film makes the case for Poynton's shared space experiment.

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An Awful Person Destroyed Golden Gate Park's 'Fairy Door'

San Francisco just got a little less whimsical.

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Selling Solar Power in India's Slums

The country is fast outgrowing its electric grid. Are small-scale solar projects the solution?

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The Strange Decline of the Philly Accent

Linguists are still trying to understand the surprising evolution of how Philadelphians speak.

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2013 Opening Day: Baseball Begins

Fans descend on ballparks around the country as Major League Baseball gets underway.

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Jokes of the Day: April Fools Urbanist Round-Up

Perhaps all humor really is local.