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The Uncertain Legacy of America's Pedestrian Malls

A look at some of America's most (and least) successful designs.

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Coming Soon to Seoul, a Hashtag-Inspired Building

BIG's newest project condenses a neighborhood into a tic tac toe board.

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The Top U.S. Cities for New Home Construction

Where construction markets are picking up again.

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Fighting Sexual Violence in India with 'Girlcott' Power

Women in Gurgaon refrain from shopping to demand stronger safety regulations.

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How Panama Fights Violence With Violence

In Panama City's slums, a gang-prevention program offers boys free boxing lessons.

Behind the Mask: @UrbanismAvenger Speaks!

The voice behind our favorite new Twitter feed won't reveal his or her true identity, but does offer casting notes for an all-urbanist superhero team.

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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

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How Twitter Helped One Man Become Chicago's Most Popular Cab Driver

Rashid Temuri has more than 4,100 followers and more service calls than he can handle.

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Cleveland’s Downtown Rebound

Growth downtown has outpaced Cleveland's suburbs and exurbs.

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Can Inactive Landfills Become Assets?

An ancient Roman landfill offers ideas about how our old dumps could be more useful than we realize.

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Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

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A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

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Greening Traffic Lights By Turning Them Off

If sign-less intersections reduce collisions, they almost certainly also consume less energy.

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This Week in Bans: Vienna Finally Removes an Anti-Semitic Street Sign

Also, Ireland puts the chill on tanning beds and trashy fashion models of the U.K., beware.

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A Sneak Peek at Berlin's New Airport

Germany's newest airport gets a test run before its June 3 opening.

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New Orleans' Bustling Monthlong Party

The city's spring festivals are booming.

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Road Traffic 'Single Biggest Source of Fatality' for Young People Worldwide

Traffic fatalities disproportionately affect children in developing countries.

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Charlotte's Evolution from Sprawling Metropolis to City of Sidewalks

How the city conquered its sprawl to create a bustling downtown.

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Creating Neighborhoods Worth Playing In

How to make places where kids want to go outside.