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A Google Map of Mexico City's Street Vendors

In these satellite images, the street markets glow red.

A Water-Spewing Swing Set to Delight and Frighten Children

This hacked "Waterfall Swing" puts kids through dozens of rainstorms each minute.

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The Grim Consequences of Closing Urban Hospitals

New research from Philadelphia finds that the city's newborn mortality rate spiked after a spate of hospital closures.

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Public Space Idea of the Day: The Mushroom Tunnel of London

The winner of the "High Line for London" competition isn't very high at all.

Mapping New York's Hottest Jogging Routes

Using GPS technology implanted in shoes, artists envision the paths that runners love to tackle.

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Are Boomers the Reason Urban Rents Are Rising?

A new chart examines how the growing pressure on urban real estate is reshaping the marketplace

Swim to Work in This Goofy New 'Commuter Pool'

A wild idea for converting an old canal in London.

Watch a Russian Factory Makeover on Super Fast Forward

A drab facility in Pervouralsk, Russia, gets a colorful new look in this time-lapse video by Sasha Aleksandrov.

A Video Installation Designed To Terrify Arachnophobes

A German art show channels 1950s horror flicks with gigantic, scurrying spiders.

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Where India Meets Tibet

See Bhaktapur, an ancient city on the edge of Kathmandu.

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Watch a City Aglow in Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers at Arizona State University have created software that tracks carbon dioxide emissions of whole cities, down to individual buildings and roadways.

Sarah Goodyear

How Rust Became the New Urban Luxury Item

Everyone knows that the ghost of urban decay is as crucial to the High Line’s appeal as fancy design, if not more so.

Tips for Selling the 'Urban' Experience to Suburbanites

Often, bringing sustainable development to the suburbs is all about helping communities get over their fear.

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How Much Is Your Bumper Worth?

Thanks to GoBumper, you can paste ads on your car in exchange for prizes. But the "rewards" aren't all they're cracked up to be.

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Radio, Not the Internet, Might Be The Future of Local News

For the first time, neighborhoods will be able to bid on local radio wavelengths. Here's what that means for cities.

Zara Matheson

The High Inequality of U.S. Metro Areas Compared to Countries

Some American cities have rates similar to the world's poorest nations.

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Should the Market Alone Determine Parking Supply?

New research finds that parking minimums are indeed bad, but that parking maximums still need fine-tuning.

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Inflation in the Helium Market Could Cause Holiday Parade Prices to Rise

Seriously, the price of helium is sky-rocketing -- and some think it's still below market rates.

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Enticing Film Trailer of the Day: 'Lost Rivers'

Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.