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U.K. Leads the Way on Mayoral Autonomy

Why it's a good thing that British mayors are getting more control over their economies and infrastructure.

Reuters

How to Dramatically Alter British Columbia's Carbon Footprint

A tree-less B.C. would be a carbon catastrophe.

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The 'Longest Bench' in England Laughs at Your Attempts to Sit On It

A hundred bucks to anyone in England who can grind the length of this bench.

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How the American Military Is Fighting Climate Change

A new breed of "greenhawks" may be leading the way toward energy independence.

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Why Americans and Europeans Give Directions Differently

A new study finds big cross-cultural differences in spatial descriptions.

City of New York/Kristen Artz

Great Moments in Mayoral Candor

From "Who wrote this shit?" to "Aloha, motherfuckers."

Vimeo

Reinventing Public Art, Thousands of LEDs at a Time

Screen-based installations are heading to cities all over the world.

Yeosu Expo 2012

The Rise of the Eco Expo

Not only do expos bring together sustainable themes and ideas for an urban future, they often remake their host cities into leaner, greener spaces.

Map of the Day: Church vs. Beer

The cartographers over at Floating Sheep track tweets on both topics.

Mark Byrnes

You Can Now Travel the Really Boring Part of the Thames By Air

Is London's 'Emirates Air-Line' a total or partial waste of money?

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Sometimes the Simplest Ideas Make the Best Pop-Ups

Five blocks of a downtown Cleveland boulevard were temporarily transformed this spring.

Roberto Ercilla Arquitectura

Filling a City With Moving Walkways: Is This a Good Idea?

Is this Spanish walkalator a boon for the old and infirm, or a crutch for the lazy?

Mark Byrnes

The Shard, London's Newest Outcast

Is Europe's newest tallest building "egomaniacal architecture" at its worst?

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This Week in Bans: San Andreas Battles Wolf-Dogs

Also, Texas takes aim at drinking beer while tubing and the less said about Kenya's underwear-based moonshine, the better.

A Power Outage, As Seen From Space

Last week's massive storm left a million people without power around Washington. Here's what it looked like at the height of darkness.

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After Deaths, Villagers Block Trucks From Dumping Bangalore's Trash

Garbage piles on the streets of the Indian city as villagers protest dump's contamination.

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The End of Taxis

Traditional taxicab drivers are in trouble and they don't even know it yet. 

Reuters/Henry Romero

Gay Pride Parades Around the World

Costumes, flags, floats and other scenes from cities.

San Diego Accidentally Sets Off All of Its Fireworks at Once

Videos of the wild show.