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We Could Be Doing Something Useful With the Energy Under Our Feet

Some surprisingly not-so-unrealistic plans to capture unused energy all around us.

Dhaka Explodes in Protests After Factory Collapse Kills Hundreds

Workers demand safer conditions; government action after the worst accident in the country's short history.

Announcing the Semi-Finalists for the 2013 AppMyCity! Prize

An international mobile application contest from the New Cities Foundation.

An App to Help You Navigate the Many, Many Car-Share and Transit Options Out There

RideScout makes it easy to compare wait times, prices and travel times.

The Coming Bold Transformation of the American City

The U.S. is expected to add 74.3 million new homes by 2050. How will its city evolve to meet this demand?

There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

Google's Inside-Business Photos Sure Are Getting Surreal

Yes, that is a body being sucked down a toilet, and it only gets weirder.

What an Urban Planner Should Look Like in the Internet Age

As digital and physical worlds move ever closer together, cities need architects expert in both buildings and information.

Play Tokyo Like a Piano in This Gorgeous Interactive Music Video

The Japanese company behind a new urban center is celebrating it with a rather unusual artwork.

How Do You Get Conservatives to Buy Energy Efficient Products?

For starters, don't tell them it'll help fight climate change or "protect the environment."

Gratitude Map of the Day: Thank You London

Something to be thankful for, from Mitcham to Highgate Hill.

Scenes From the Prague Explosion That Injured 35

A gas break is likely to blame.

The Bike You Pedal With Both Arms and Legs

Put all your limbs to use.

A Sure-Fire Way to Brighten Up Drab Housing Stock, No Razing Required

In Panama City, Spanish urban art collective Boa Mistura decked out a building in a colorful, collaborative graffiti project.

Could Your Smartphone Help Police Track Gunfire?

Researchers develop an add-on to the Android that can pinpoint the location of shooters.

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx Tapped to Head the Department of Transportation

Finally, a replacement for Ray LaHood.

Domestic Violence Survivors Who Call the Cops Risk Eviction in Some Places

Some cities require landlords to evict tenants who call 911 3 times within 4 months. The rule puts women in grave danger.

How Historic Architecture Can Anchor Economic Development

The case for turning historic districts into thriving, walkable downtowns.

China's Lost Rivers

20 years ago, there were 50,000 rivers in China. Now, more than 28,000 of these rivers are missing. Why?