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Messages of Protest: Reactions to the Embassy Turmoil

"Anything but our prophet," "America supports all faiths," and other signs from the protests in the Middle East.

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What to Consider in Deciding Whether to Rent or Buy

Updated data from metros across the United States.

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If You Want Walkable Development, You Must Show That It Pays

The complex math behind the connection between walkability and the economic bottom line.

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These Nifty Solar Panels Can Transmit Sunlight Underground to the Lowline

A team shows off its invention, which would make underground parks possible.

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The Internet Is the New Town Hall and Soon Cities Will Be Listening

"Sentiment analysis" of social media could change the way you report potholes forever.

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Time Travel Back to Los Angeles, Circa 1969

A haunting and poetic portrayal of what was then seen as the city of the future.

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With L.A.'s Proposed ID Cards, Immigrants Can Play a Larger Role in the City's Economy

More efforts are being made to embrace undocumented immigrants and the economic potential they have.

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In Aiding Struggling Megacities, Can Any Conference Solve These Problems?

Thousands gathered in Venice last week to discuss the future of cities. But urbanization seems almost impossible to coordinate on a global basis.

Love Is Destroying Rome's Infrastructure: This Week in Bans

The freshest news in what's been outlawed across the world.

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Questionable Smartphone Accessory of the Day: the iPhone Shiv

Worried your new iPhone 5 will be the object of thieves? What if it came with a small utility blade?

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The Future of Cities According to TechCrunch Disrupt

Three of the finalists in this week's startup contest offer city-themed innovations.

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How Quickly Would This $32,000 Bike Get Stolen?

Very, is our guess.

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Minimizing the Urban Heat Island Effect Could Reduce Rainfall

White roofs help bring down the heat, but researchers worry they could also stop the rain.

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Walmart and the Climate of Hatred

A recent study connecting the presence of Walmarts with hate groups makes a number of problematic logical leaps.

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The New Narrowest House in the World

At its widest point, the Keret House in Warsaw is little more than 4 feet across.

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Intimate Scenes on the Streets of Quito

The capital of Ecuador has one of the best-preserved city centers in Latin America.

Ideas for Cramming 1 Million More People Into New York City

The city's population is expected to mushroom to 9.1 million by 2030. Here's a novel way to accommodate that growth.

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What Chicago Can Expect From a Long Teachers' Strike

During a 19-day strike in 1987, teachers eventually set up temporary classrooms.

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The World Trade Center's Rocky Real Estate History

The original Twin Towers had trouble finding tenants, but the new buildings are off to a promising start.