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Pew Research Center

The Rise of Economic Segregation

Increasing income inequality is changing the patterns of where Americans live, according to a new report.

K. Scott Kreider

Reimagining an Entire Neighborhood Through Murals

Dutch muralists Haas and Hahn have teamed up to revitalize a blighted section of Philadelphia.

In Search of a Cure for Zombie Neighborhoods

A new study details the rise of abandoned properties in Buffalo.

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Survival Lessons From an Ancient Failed City

Suburbanization and poorly planned infrastructure led to Angkor Wat's metropolitan collapse. Its demise offers an important lesson for today’s cities.

United Nations

Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

Does This 13-Foot-Tall Japanese Robot Really Exist?

We're calling B.S. on this fully armed, $1.3 million deathbot.

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A Satellite Time-Lapse Wondermap

Watch 13 years of development and change on any point on the globe.

Reuters

Why the Amish Population Is Exploding

The number of Amish people in the U.S. has doubled in the last 20 years, and the sect is spreading across the United States.

USDA

The Link Between the U.S. Drought and Climate Change

We’re not creating weather patterns we’ve never experienced before, but they're exacerbated by a warming climate.

Reuters

Are Co-Ops the Future of Green Energy?

English community takes collective ownership of solar farm.

Reuters

China's Dirty Water

A third of industrial waste water is released, without treatment, into rivers and lakes.

David Gray/Reuters

The High Cost of Beijing's Empty Bird's Nest

The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.

Dumbo Arts Center

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

Reuters

Is Toronto's Mayor a Barrier to Good Planning?

As the city finally hires a new chief planner, concerns about politics persist.

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Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

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The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

Reuters

The Secrets Frackers Are Allowed to Keep

How much do you know about natural gas drilling? Turns out, it depends a lot on what state you live in.

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Living in Some Parts of Chicago Can Take More Than a Decade Off Your Life

Invariably, the impact falls the hardest on low-income minorities.

Brooklyn Volcano Claims a Sacrificial Car

One more reason not to park over a manhole.