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The Least Popular Ideas in Sustainability

Use dog poop for fuel! Have a sustainable rap contest!

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Throughout England, Signs of Security Shortages

Dozens of G4S staff failed to turn up for guard duty at a Manchester hotel hosting Olympic athletes.

Nieuwe Heren

High-Tech Outerwear Designed to Fight Air Pollution

Behold, the ultimate in green fashion: a jacket that identifies and cleanses foul air.

Courtesy: Nancy Matsumoto

The Radical Rise of Asian Soul Food

City streets are bursting with a gutsy, high-low mash up of street food and haute cuisine, old country flavors and new-fangled cooking techniques.

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What Do the Best Infrastructure Projects Look Like?

A new ranking of international infrastructure projects leaves out some key efforts.

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How China Sleeps

Pictures of sleeping in strange places.

Batman Urbanism: Detailed Maps of Gotham City

With The Dark Knight Rises days away, you can brush up on your Gotham geography.

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The Economic Strength of Cities

A new measurement - based on satellite images - highlights cities' key role in economic development.

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Olympic Traffic Pushes London to the Brink

Over 235,000 visitors will arrive in Heathrow today, putting the city's specially designed transportation network to the test.

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How Urban Parks Enhance Your Brain

A break from the bustle of the city can do your mind good, recent research shows.

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The Geography of Tolerance

Where are the most tolerant metro areas?

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The Longest BART Ride Ever

One man's trip across the entire system from end to end to end in one shot.

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What Might Gas Stations Look Like When Hardly Anyone Uses Gas?

Some whimsical responses to a serious question.

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Loud Talkers on the Subway? Whip Out the 'SpeechJammer'

The Japanese-designed gadget plays the offending speaker's words back to them in a highly irritating way.

Number of the Day: 50,000

The number of people evacuated from their homes on Japan's Kyushu island due to floods.

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The Architecture of London's Olympics

London's architectural legacy from this summer's Games.

Nick Veasey

If You Were to X-Ray an Entire Office Building, It Would Look Something Like This

Radioactive photographer Nick Veasey works with dangerous wavelengths to reveal the inner beauty of the city.

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London's Secret Gardens

Dozens of quiet green spaces dot the city scape.

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Toronto Deputy Mayor Says Downtown Isn't for Families

He argues against requiring developers to build family-friendly units downtown.