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This 'Apartment in a Box' Brings Tiny Living to a Whole New Level

Unbelievably, this 8-foot plywood cube fits an office, bed, storage and a meditation space.

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Defining a Great Street

What makes some spaces better than others?

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Fun at the Crosswalk

Waiting for the walk sign doesn't have to be boring.

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Every City Needs One of These Water Cathedrals

Santiago's downtown cooling station is an outlandish hive of white fabric that constantly leaks water. Yes, please.

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The Netherlands' Awkward Intersection of Drugs, Tourism, and Local Culture

An effort to ban marijuana sales to foreigners threatens more than just the economy.

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Can Charlotte Rise Again?

The mayor's ambitious redevelopment plan faces steep hurdles in gaining support from a politically divided city.

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Robot Record of the Day: Glowing Quadrocopters Perform Giant Synchronized Flight Over Danube

Wow.

Wafaa Bilal

Inflate a Giant Viking Head in Britain With Your Keyboard

The Techno Viking meme gets a new breath of life in a Manchester arts festival.

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A Handy App to Record Your Painful Bike Accident

The Bike Crash Kit for the iPhone contains all the things you need after getting run over by a car.

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In Search of a Uniform Way to Define the City

To understand and compare modern metropolises, city borders just don't cut it.

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How Much Do Yelp Reviews Matter?

Small differences in ratings can really help (or hurt) restaurants.

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The Hidden Wonders of Beijing

The city is filled with art, if you know where to look.

Photo courtesy of David Griffith

A Recipe for Chic Senior Housing

In San Francisco, low-income housing that is not only senior citizen friendly but also a stylish addition to the neighborhood.

The Best Way to Deal With Crosswalk-Blocking Drivers Ever

If common courtesy can't be relied upon, these beefy Brazilian martial artists can.

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Singapore: The Reluctant World Capital of Tiny Homes

The city-state is on its way to being overrun with pint-sized condos. The government wants it to stop.

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The Very Mortal Life of City Bus Drivers

The job has long been one of the most stressful and hazardous gigs in town.

Kaid Benfield

What We Talk About When We Talk About Cities

On cities, sustainable placemaking, and the careful use of words.

Photo by David Francis

City on the Brink: Charlotte's Recession-Era Unraveling

The U.S. financial meltdown, coupled with a major education crisis, left the city reeling.

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The Next Major Real Estate Cycle: Walkable Urbanism?

How shifting demand could pull real estate developers (in cities and the suburbs) in a new direction over the next generation.