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Why London Wants Asian Tourists at the Olympics

Could publicity around the Games lure luxury shoppers into Burberry and Jaguar? Yes, according to a new poll.

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Sequoia National Park Is Stuck in Pollution Hell

The fabled home of California's redwoods has the worst air quality of any national park and is full of mysteriously crippled wildlife.

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Apartment Addition of the Day: A Cantilever Chair

It slides onto the table so you can clean underneath.

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A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750

An art project turns Memphis blight into a monument to the city.

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Prepare Your Animal Sacrifices: 'Manhattanhenge' Blazes in NYC Tonight

The setting sun is about to click exactly into the city's grid, creating a godlike spectacle of flame and shadow tonight and tomorrow.

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When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.

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What To Do When There's No Water

In Dhaka, severe shortages have forced residents to get resourceful.

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Slum Evictions Move Ahead in Nairobi

Contested land ownership remains an open question for residents of Nairobi's Kiberia slum.

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The Stunning Geography of Incarceration

America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.

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Washington's Growing Pains

D.C. is booming, but families, minorities and the poor may be left out.

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The Pseudo-Suburbanist's Dilemma

I grew up hating the suburbs, but now I fear I might be living in one. What does this say about me?

The Faces Behind Detroit's Rebirth

The third installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage

Seattle is building one of the country's biggest rooftop planting spaces.

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Study of the Day: Peer Pressure Linked to Exercise in Kids

According to research in Pediatrics, active friends can make us more active.

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What Memorial Day Looks Like

Scenes from around America.

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Journey Through the Intestines of an Airline Baggage System

Ever wonder what an airline stowaway sees when peaking out from within his Samsonite sanctuary?

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Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.

The Financial Case for Public Art

As two projects in Los Angeles show, public art has more than just aesthetic appeal - it can generate income for developers and local government.

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Mapping 'Urbicide' in World War II

Wartime cartography shows how U.S. bombing of Japan shifted from military targets to cities in general.