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Home Builder of the Day: CNC Printing Machine

A machine that prints house parts from 3D plans for simple human assembly.

Peter Andrew

This Highway Hunter Captures Interchanges From the Sky

Photographer Peter Andrew has been hanging out of planes to take pictures of our concrete ribbons.

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Spruce Up Dull Alleys With This Rainbow Machine

Beautifying burnt-out cars, wrecked storefronts and other urban blight with the power of colored paint.

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Can Baltimore Woo Immigrants?

The city prohibits police and social agencies from asking about immigration status and offers classes in Spanish. Will it work?

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Cracking Down on Yoga in the Park

Lawmakers in D.C. want a cut from instructors hosting fitness classes in public parks.

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In Upstate New York, the Amish Struggle for Survival

After generations of prosperity and seclusion, the Swartzentrubers are losing territory to subsidized growers buying up St. Lawrence County.

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Isolated and Under-Exposed: Why the Rich Don't Give

How the concentration of wealth and separation from the problems of the poor may limit charitable giving.

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City of Stunts

Photos of urban daredevils, the world over.

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Tastes Like Home: As Regional Sodas Expand, Could They Lose What Makes Them Special?

Small soda companies are having their moment in the sun.  

WalkSafe

3 Next-Gen Apps for the Stressed-Out Urbanite

Too busy to worry about little things like "health" or "pedestrian safety"? Your smartphone is on it.

Flavio Trevisan

Of Discrimination, Housing and Board Games

"You are picked up for ‘loitering’ and taken directly to the police station for interrogation. Go back three spaces."

Adam Frampton

Hong Kong, the City Without Ground

Mapping the vast network of above- and below-ground walkways.

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The Geography of Craft Beer

Mapping America's craft brewers state-by-state.

Tasha Lewis

Why Are Swarms of Butterflies Appearing in Indianapolis?

Inside one artist's mission to cover the city with blue bugs.

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Big Cities, Bad Cities, Beer Cities: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Ian Veidenheimer

For Muslim Taxi Drivers in New York, Ramadan Gets Complicated

Fasting and praying at gas stations can be a challenge, and that's under the best of circumstances.

Kirill Rudenko

Product of the Day: Canned City Air

Get a whiff of a place you miss.

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Watch the Icons of Google Maps Come to Life in the Real World

What happens when you insert elements from the digital realm into our physical surroundings?

The Visual Telling of Stories

The Original Hooligans

Pussy Riot are the latest, but a family of cartoon Irish immigrants came first.