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As Protests Continue in Brazil, Hard Lessons for an Urbanizing World

This widespread movement has clear echoes in developing megacities everywhere.

The Architecture of Electrical Power, Then and Now

Dazzling power structures both old and new, photographed by an expert.

The Supreme Court Just Handed Real Estate Developers a Huge Win

A major new property-rights decision could "work a revolution in land-use law."

Live Coverage of the President's Big Climate Change Announcement

What the nation's first wide-ranging strategy for tackling climate change will look like.

How Gaudí's Reputation Was Rehabbed

Taking stock of the once-forgotten architect's surrealist legacy on his 161st birthday.

Urban Home Values Are Rising Faster Than Suburban Ones

Housing prices were up 11.3 percent in cities versus 10.2 percent in suburban neighborhoods.

It's About to Get Much Easier to Dig Up Your Apartment's Deep, Dark Secrets

Track down a building's code violations, noise complaints, or that nagging history of chemical contamination.

Are These America's Brainiest Cities?

Why some places might have better cognitive skills than others.

Mapping the People Left Behind by the Knowledge Economy

What happens when workers follow manufacturing work to a city's fringe, only to find that service jobs have returned downtown?

Say Hello to Solar-Paneled Clothing That Charges Your Phone

This "Wearable Solar" clothing allegedly can restore half of a phone's power when worn in bright sunlight.

New York's Double Standard on NIMBYism

A tale of two transit projects: Citi Bike vs. the 2nd Avenue subway.

Can San Jose Really Sue Its Way to a Major League Baseball Team?

The city has filed a lawsuit against MLB for stalling the A's move from Oakland. But there's surely a non-litigious deal to be made here.

Bizarre Optical Illusion of the Day: Tram Riders Believe Buildings Are Falling Down

Even when they know they're not.

8 Clever Ideas for Making Government Work Better With Data

Easy-to-use tools to cut through bureaucratic red tape, via the Knight News Challenge.

U.S. Mayors to Obama: Quit Cracking Down on Marijuana

The elected leaders of the nation's largest cities are arguing for the right to "set whatever marijuana policies work best" for them.

'Rusty' the Red Panda Found Safe After Escaping From D.C.'s National Zoo

He'd made it about a mile away from home before being captured in a residential neighborhood.

Grab Your Wooden Effigies! It's San Juan Day in Spain

The country celebrates by lighting beach bonfires up and down the coast.

Vertigo Integration: Street View Goes to the Top of the World's Tallest Building

Google takes its cameras to a street of the vertical variety.

Epic Flooding in Calgary, By the Numbers

The Canadian city is only beginning to recover from historic floods.