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Oakoak

When Cracked Sidewalks Become Art

St. Etienne's Oakoak finds inspiration in crumbling infrastructure.

Reuters

Terrifying Images of the Australian Wildfires

Record-setting high temperatures combined with painfully dry conditions have sparked hundreds of brushfires across the country.

Rijkswaterstaat

We're In This Together: What the Dutch Know About Flooding That We Don't

The country's survival depends on water management, and its political structures allow for decisive, speedy action.

REBAR

San Francisco's Parklet Built Out of a Citroën H Van Might Be Shut Down

The van, in particular, is drawing officials' ire.

Is It Still Street Art If You Can Only See It Online?

An artist's quest to bring graffiti to life, via GIFs.

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The Top 20 U.S. Metros for Year-End 2012 Pay Increases

Houston and Seattle top one list of actual wage growth from 2011 to 2012.

Happy 150th Birthday, London Tube!

See how the Underground map has changed through the years.

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6 Ideas for L.A.'s Next Great Transit Project

Rapid-bus routes, an elevated highway, and a combined transit-road tunnel are among the finalists.

Amsterdam.nl

Watch These Traffic Lights Slowly Take Over a City

Amsterdam never stood a chance.

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Why Would Rural and Big City Kids Be Similarly Underprepared for Kindergarten?

They're both lagging behind their suburban and small city counterparts, according to new research.

Dan Linden/CutMaps

Gift of the Day: A Wall-Mounted Street Grid

More gifts for the urbanist in your life.

Google Earth

Mapping Urban Agriculture From the Sky

Google Earth could help quantify urban gardens much better than advocates on the ground.

How New York City's 'Pothole Gang' Fixes 4,000 Holes a Day

Headquartered in a small depot beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, the crew is responsible for overseeing 6,000 miles of road.

Reuters

Can't Get Enough of Giant, Gaping Holes in the Middle of Cities?

Reuters has you covered.

Reuters

Lessons From Sandy: Even New Green Infrastructure Was Destroyed

Restoring or creating wetlands that last is no small feat.

Australia Is So Hot, They Had to Add a New Color to the Weather Map

The risk of fire is also exceedingly high.

Reuters

Brazilian Slum Gets Its Own Currency

The "CDD" is helping residents open banks and encouraging them to shop local.

Sprawl Could Kill Off 34 Million Acres of American Forest by 2060

According to a new study, urban and developed land areas will increase 41 percent.

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How the Federal Government Dramatically Skews the U.S. Real Estate Market

A new report details the $450 billion annual federal investment in what gets built in America.