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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.

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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?

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Tiny World of the Day: Miniature, Hyperrealistic Airport

The model Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg, part of the world's largest railway model, has 40 different planes that take off and land hundreds of times daily.

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Taxpayers Foot the Bill to Protect Rush Limbaugh Statue in Missouri

There's been a lot of human-on-statue violence this week. Could Rush be next?

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What Impression Does Your City Make From the Window of a Train?

A 16-city tour of America, from an Amtrak seat.

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The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.

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Gotham City, Under Construction

Batman: Death By Design, explores the link between Batman and architecture.

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Remember the Fallen

An annual ritual at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Can Trees Actually Deter Crime?

Believe it or not, a new study of canopy coverage in Baltimore suggests maybe they can.

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A Day in the Life of Venice

A cool shift-tilt video captures the city's dynamism.

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'Crowd-Sourcing Can't Build Bridges': Looking Beyond the Rebuild Era

Cities and citizens are working together to rebuild communities and grow jobs. What comes next?

Annti Ahtiluoto

Turning Trash Into Table Tennis

Found objects become an urban ping pong station in Helsinki.

Debra Bruno

The Lonely Life of the Chinese Graffiti Writer

Spray-painting walls in Beijing isn't actually all that dangerous. So why are there so few people doing it?

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The Surprising Math Behind Airports and City Size

The population of a given metro area affects airline travelers more than you might think.

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Rent Bubble of the Day: $2,300 For a 1 Bedroom in North Dakota

An oil boom has caused prices to soar in one small city.