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Creative class residents gather on the east and west coasts.
The filmmaker lost a long-running zoning battle with his California neighbors. Now they may get something they want even less than a movie studio in their back yard: low-income housing.
The compactness of cities may not be a determining factor when it comes to energy use.
In the future, urban planners could lose their jobs to ultra-efficient slime molds.
The unlikely but unmistakably American intersection of bow hunting, pest control and hunger relief.
Local vendors will replace the embattled Olympics security company at soccer venue St. James' Park.
The Grand Palace Hotel on Canal Street will no longer house rats, bedbugs and "black goo."
Large sections of Beijing were inundated this weekend as the heaviest rains in 61 years drenched the city.
These riders swing through the air with the greatest of ease.
Blame the internet.
A new design aims to facilitate flexible interaction in tight spaces.
Though the spectacle has been underwhelming, London may have an edge over the Chinese capital in long-term planning.
Transport modes should be evaluated on their "productive time," not just travel time.
Ideas about creating sustainable places where people actually want to live.
Urban beaches offer the pleasures of the seaside without the cost of getting there.
There still isn’t a common language or science of cities for the 21st century, but that could change.
Three international case studies illustrate the challenges of re-naming a place.