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Beware the Pseudo-Historical Retrofit Craze Sweeping Over Europe

The planning debate that sparked Turkey's recent protests is part of a larger, kind of weird architectural trend.

Some People Are Really Upset About the Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban

Your weekly roundup of what cities are banning around the world.

Future Ai Weiwei Commentary of the Day: 3000-Year-Old Tombs Mistakenly Bulldozed in Guangzhou

The Chinese city is building out its subway system so fast, this Shang dynasty archaeological site never stood a chance.

Faces of a Madrid Slum Clearance

34 Roma people have been removed from their makeshift homes outside Spain's capital.

The Strange, Sad City of Baikonur, the World's Gateway to the Heavens

It is from this remote community in southern Kazakhstan that humans first sent a satellite, an animal, and a person into orbit. But it didn't get an MRI machine until 2011.

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

What our devices can tell us about the geographic divisions of urban wealth.

Wealthy Foreigners Are Clustering In Only a Handful of U.S. Neighborhoods

Plutocratization is a problem in a very select group of U.S. cities — three to be exact.

Do Unpaid Internships Lead to Jobs? Not for College Students

In an internship that doesn't pay? Get up and leave the office. You have nothing to lose. Literally. Nothing.

Fukushima's Nuclear Plant is Still Giving Off Scary Levels of Radiation

New tests show the nuclear plant's groundwater is still toxic.

From Urethane Caulking to Temporary Generators: New York's Incredibly Detailed Plan to Protect Buildings From the Next Sandy

These "crucial" recommendations, part of a 33-point building task force proposal, should apply to both future construction and existing structures.

Your Bruised Shins Might Hate You For This 'Invisible Furniture'

Let me just walk across the room to get that – OUCH!

Making Food Stamps More Effective at Regular Grocery Stores, Not Just Farmers' Markets

An innovative program aimed at getting more fruits and veggies to the poor is set to debut this summer in Detroit.

The Devastating Impact of 30 Years of Sprawl, As Seen From Space

The lightning pace of world urbanization is on display in these animated GIFs of Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Hong Kong and other exploding metropolises.

Yes, Toronto City Hall Is a Joke, But It's Not All Rob Ford's Fault

How a crack scandal has helped reveal the failures of a municipal government structure.

A Complete History of Fake Journeys

Oh, the places you'll pretend to go!

Meet the Nation's Toughest New Foreclosure Protection Law

The city of Lynn, Massachusetts, has approved extraordinary measures to shield homeowners and communities from predatory banks.

Don't Worry, Philadelphia Isn't Actually Bubbling With Radioactive Waste

At least, that's not what's going on in this widely circulated photo of a sinkhole filled with bright green ooze.

Typo of the Day: The Wrong Year Got Etched on the Gravestone of Former NYC Mayor Ed Koch

Whoops.

America's Landlords Are Far Less Likely to Rent to Gay Couples

Plus more findings from HUD's landmark first study on LGBT housing discrimination.