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The Future of Measuring Community Sustainability

Two models explore just how much progress neighborhoods are making.

Meet the Millennial Mayors

Typical signs of adulthood may have been delayed for some Millennials, but not this group. 

Corine Vermeulen, MOCAD

A 'Vertical' Future for the Urban Factory

A traveling exhibition imagines a minor renaissance of urban manufacturing that's greener, cleaner, and more efficient.

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America's Melting-Pot Cities

The metros where new American citizens live now.

VIGO Gallery

An Art Exhibit Underneath London Made of Entirely of Fungus

"The Majesty" is an installation in an abandoned London railway vault that's crawling with slow-moving, spore-spitting mold.

The Economist

Chart of the Day: The World's Top Theme Parks

California still reigns supreme.

Artnet

The World's Most Beautiful Building Makes a Really Ugly Coffee Table

Designers flipped a bronze scale model of the Taj Mahal for a table that sells for €36,000.

Reuters

How to Fix the Juvenile Justice System

City kids are disproportionately jailed in facilities that don't meet their needs. Here's what can be done.

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Remember the Automat

Once a staple of the Manhattan lunch scene, the automat sees new life as a replica for an exhibit about lunch.

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Toronto Mayor Falls Short of Dieting Goal; Also Falls Off Scale

Rob Ford ends his quest to lose 50 pounds in a painful-looking way.

Reuters

There Are More Refugees Living in Urban Areas Than in Rural Refugee Camps

A new UN report shows the urban face of global displacement.

Reuters

Greece, Without the Tourists

Despite hopes, tourism hasn't pulled Greece out of its recession.

NYC Dept. of Transportation

Freeway Removal Hits a Roadblock in the Bronx

Reports of the death of the Sheridan Expressway have been greatly exaggerated.

Broken City Lab

Life Inside the Broken City

The artist collective Broken City Lab is working to re-engage citizens in the struggling city of Windsor, Ontario.

Prelinger Archive

How Road Maps Were Made in the 1940s

An educational film from Chevrolet explains what it took to make an accurate map.

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Building a Better Bus Stop

In Paris, a glimpse at what could be.

What If the Housing Bust Wasn’t a Game-Changer?

Something dramatic has to happen to fundamentally change how and where Americans live. But what if the recession wasn't it?

Reuters

London's Opening Ceremony Might Actually Be Good

Leaked news of the city's first Olympic moment include nods to England's musical influence and winks to its agrarian past.

Reuters

Homeownership Means Little to Economic Growth

The rate of homeownership has virtually no bearing on the economic development of America's cities and metros.