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The Role of Place in Discovery and Innovation

The Kauffman Foundation's Samuel Arbesman on his new book, The Half-Life of Facts.

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How Historic Preservation Helped Save Denver's Downtown

Back in the 1980s, the area lost a fifth of its building stock.

A-P Hurd

That Parking Spot In Front of Your House Doesn't Belong to You

And honestly, the city could make much better use of the space.

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Design Video of the Day: How the Netherlands Builds Its Embassies

A new documentary examines the Dutch approach.

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Is Boston's Bloody New Helmet PSA Bad for Cycling?

The shaming of helmet-less bikers continues, but this ad seems more likely to discourage people from biking than anything else.

Felix Baumgartner's Space Jump: The LEGO Version

We will all remember where we were the moment a man dove back to Earth from the edge of space, landed on his face and was carried away by a shrieking bird.

Robert Rickhoff

Can You Spot What's Wrong With These Urban Scenes?

Robert Rickhoff's surrealistic city architecture blends "fun" with "fatalities."

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We Won’t Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Environments That Cater to Them

Closing the gender gap means getting women not merely around bikes, but on them—with regularity.

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The Space Shuttle Down the Street

Endeavour makes a hulking, halting trip through Los Angeles.

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The Geography of the World's Millionaires

Last year, the ranks of the super-rich shrunk around the world.

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The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, With Pinpoint Precision

A new modeling system called "Hestia" traces greenhouse gases to individual urban buildings and roads.

Restore Our Palace Road

Can an Artist's Song Change the Face of a Community?

The Saw Doctors, an Irish rock band, is leading a campaign to restore a small part of Tuam.

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America's Truly Densest Metros

New Census data offers insight on a better way to measure the density of U.S. cities.

Natalie Schachar

Doody Calls: Will Buenos Aires Ever Learn to Pick Up Its Poo?

Dog poop covers the streets, sidewalks, and parks of Argentina's capital. The city government says it's working on a plan, but it's not easy to change a culture.

Joanna Lurie

Romeo Meets Juliet: A Parisian Love Story Executed in Graffiti

"Partir" is a stop-motion tale of passion, separation, and white chalk.

Mark Bergen

The Developing World's Most Innovative City for Trash Management Is ... Bangalore?

The Indian city is setting itself up as a model for how struggling cities can better handle waste disposal.

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How the GOP Lost Cities: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

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'Hipster Is Not a Real Job'

An ad campaign from British Columbia backfires.

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Least Surprising Stat of the Day: 80% of the U.S. Lives Within 20 Miles of a Starbucks

Unless you live near Grand Teton National Park, a Frappuccino is never far away.