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San Francisco's New Bike Parklet Is a Dismembered Citroën H Van

"It was just sitting there, gathering dust."

Reuters

'This Isn't a Way to Live'

What the latest Israel-Palestine conflict looks like on the ground.

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The Urbanist Case for Keeping D.C.'s Height Restrictions

It’s bad enough that our suburbs look like everywhere, USA. Let’s not let that happen to our central city.

Reuters

Why a Browser Called Opera Is So Hot in Europe's Last Police State

Opera is surprisingly popular in Belarus, thanks to the country's socialist regime.

Archello

Inside the International Fight Over the Paris Skyline

Moscow is reportedly putting diplomatic pressure on French President Francois Hollande to allow an orthodox cathedral near the Seine.

Reuters

Hurricane Sandy Cost New York Hundreds of Homes

The city just announced that over 200 homes will have to be demolished because of the storm, and that number could grow.

Courtesy of Panoramic Interests

Micro-Apartments So Nice You'll Wish Your Place Was This Small

Developer Patrick Kennedy believes tiny dwellings will "get huge" in cities across the country.

Mark Bergen

Can India's 'City of Architects' Green the Building Industry?

The country's national construction is on pace to heighten emissions by nearly 400 percent in less than 40 years. But these designers are trying to change that.

Fundrise

The Real Estate Deal That Could Change the Future of Everything

Two Washington, D.C., developers set out to democratize how commercial buildings are developed, and in the process they've invented an entirely new model of finance.

Zara Matheson/MPI

To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas

The United States is not just as a single national economy but a collection of city and metro economies, and they're growing at starkly different rates.

Reuters

Why Urban Voters Matter: 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.

Fabian Brunsing

Inhospitable Park Bench of the Day: The Pay and Sit

Don't get too comfy.

Fra Biancoshock/Myst-R

Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Designs an Alien Mothership for Tokyo

The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.

Reuters

The Real Reason So Many Teachers Quit Their Jobs

We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the the problem.

Reuters

A Polygamous Town Built Into a Mountain

A small community of fundamentalist Mormons literally carved homes into the side of a massive sandstone rock in Utah.

DC's Massive New Transportation Experiment Starts Tomorrow

High-tech high-occupancy tolls come to the nation's capital. Is this the future of highway infrastructure?

This Net-Zero Cottage Takes Tiny Houses to a Whole New Level

With its shiny recycled-metal rain screen and jauntily angled rooftop solar array, the 712-square-foot cottage is charming and sustainable.

Reuters

How One Homeless Teenage Mother Broke the Cycle of Poverty

For a young single parent with no place to live, it can be nearly impossible to get off the streets, let alone go to college. Here's how one woman did both.