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China's 4 Most Wasteful Infrastructure Projects of 2012

Propaganda theme parks, faux-Manhattan skylines, and more.

Inauguration Day in D.C. Is Being Planned Like a Giant Board Game

A 40-by-60 foot map is helping organizers plot parade routes, choose muster locations, everything.

A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.

How the Mafia Is Ruining Naples's Food Scene

Pollution and illegal dumping have destroyed area farms, creating a kind of anti-locavore movement.

Google Maps Is Back

The app - complete with voice-guided turn-by-turn directions - is now available for the iPhone.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.

Beijing Tries to 'Rectify' Jaywalkers: This Week in Bans

Also, Albuquerque is left vulnerable after outlawing barbed wire and a British ice cream-truck driver who rocked too hard is shut down.

5 Tips From NASA for Catching Tonight's Geminid Meteor Shower

An expert explains why light pollution won't totally destroy 2012's final and most dazzling space show.

'Oakland Is the Newark of the West Coast'

And other metrophors.

Photographing the Dawn of Amtrak

Charles O'Rear takes us back to the early days of America's passenger rail service.

Regardless How They're Counted, Incentives Do Nothing for Economic Development

A follow-up on our analysis of The New York Times series on state and local incentives to business.

City-Themed Holiday Card of the Day: A 'Virtual Geoglyph'

Season's Greetings from a bicycle geek.

The Effects of Climate Change in One Gorgeous, Terrifying Video

The largest iceberg breakup ever caught on film.

Behold, the (Highly Desirable) Frankenstein of Green Building

A design firm stitched together 7 distinct buildings of different eras and styles, creating a mixed-use complex in the heart of Pittsburgh.

Humongous Swollen Duckling Paddles Down the Thames

From what hellish port of call did this monstrous waterfowl come?

A Belgian Christmas Tree Made Entirely of Tea Cups and Dinner Plates

Gelukkig kerstfeest!

Is the World's Most Expensive Housing Market About to Crash?

Hong Kong's home prices are exorbitant but volatile. Will the latest scare lead to a more balanced market, or just tinier homes?

How $25 Could Keep More People Out of Nursing Homes

A little extra spending on delivering meals can dramatically increase the number of seniors who live independently.

What Marriage Equality Could Mean for Urban Economies

Demographer Gary Gates explains how the Supreme Court's gay marriage decisions could impact cities.