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Thousands of Gandhis March Through India's Streets

Celebrations in time for the former leader's 143rd birthday.

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Can We Recreate the Theater of the Street On Screen?

A marketing campaign's cameras turn a select number of public spaces into stages.

Paying People To Plant Trees

A Chicago group is fighting storm water pollution and heat islands by offering rebates to people who buy trees or rain barrels.

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L.A.'s 'Carmageddon' Produced Dramatic, Instantaneous Air Quality Improvements

Researchers measuring pollution during last year's 405 closure find air quality improved by as much as 83 percent.

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Africa's Urbanizing, But Not How You Think

Urban growth isn't necessarily streaming in from the countryside.

Zara Matheson

The Uneven Geography of U.S. Economic Growth

The U.S. economy is made up of hundreds of metro regions that grow and decline at different rates.

Blender Institute

In Amsterdam, a Tale of Love and Killer Robots

Nerds crowdsource a sci-fi adventure that imagines the city as a post-apocalyptic wonderland.

Carmichael Collective

Absurd Traffic Obstacle of the Day: The Minneapolis Bike Matador

Ole!

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The Secret to D.C.'s Budget Surplus? Traffic Cameras and Rich People Dying

Also, high per capita incomes and a booming population.

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The Bed Tent: A Solution for Nosy Roommates?

Many city dwellers might not realize they need a bed tent. They're probably correct.

Norman Oder

Why Reviewing Brooklyn's New Arena Before It Opened Was Premature

Barclays Center can't be assessed as a standalone building; its impact on the surrounding neighborhood must be taken into account.

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Once Again, Carmageddon II Was Practically a Non-Issue

Closing 10 miles of Los Angeles's busiest freeway for a second time was as uneventful as officials hoped.

What Does a City Lose When It Loses Faith in Its Favorite Hobby?

Hockey was once a way of life in this Kazakh city. But times have changed, deflating a once vibrant industry.

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Waco's 2012 Cricket Swarm Is Seriously Gross

Texas puts up with these insect invasions every year, but this year's stinky horde is particularly virulent.

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The End of Car Ownership (in the Developed World, at Least)

A new carpool company in France is part of the growing trend.

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Cures Around the Corner

Street-side treatments around the world.

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The Ingredients of 'Complete Communities'

Ideas for gauging our progress toward more equitable, affordable, sustainable, and walkable metros.

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Low-Income Housing Can Be Energy Efficient Too

A Boston non-profit is retrofitting the city's affordable housing stock and cutting energy costs by about 20 percent. 

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No One Knows How Much Money India's Cities Are Spending

Municipalities in India don’t release a budget. And that's a problem, because they can't get the investments they desperately need.