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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?

Pop Up Rockwell

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?

Wikipedia

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.

Flickr/pagastesi

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.

Courtesy: Simone Simonelli

The Only Piece of Furniture You'll Ever Need

A multi-purpose piece for micro living.

Taking Art to the Street, Literally

City Repair transforms streets into public spaces.

Making Cities Sing

Arts spending alone can’t stimulate economic growth. But a city’s architecture, public spaces, and artistic institutions are among its most priceless resources.

Climate Desk

From the Ashes, a Call to Heed Climate Change

Amid the wreckage of his home, a Colorado fire victim wants to warn future generations.

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London's Impending Police State

Will Olympic security measures go too far?

Timothy Hursley/Taubman Museum of Art

We Built Way Too Many Cultural Institutions During the Good Years

A comprehensive new report takes a critical look at our oversupply of museums, performing arts centers, and theaters.

Reuters

Price Tag of the Day: $6 Million

That's how much New York's 4th of July fireworks cost, according to Fox Business.