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Can the Olympics Bring Affordable Housing to London?

By 2031, this summer's Olympic site should be a dense checkerboard of housing and parkland.

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What Critics Get Wrong About the Creative Class and Economic Development

The Fall of the Creative Class? Not so fast.

Matthew Benson

Debating the Local Food Movement

A new book argues that locavores are terrible for the environment, the economy and global food security.

John Metcalfe

What Really Happens After You Flush the Toilet

Your waste goes on a magical journey from becoming "mixed liquor" to "sludge cakes," as this photographic tour of Arlington County, Virginia's newly renovated wastewater plant reveals.

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Preservation Fight of the Day: Islamists Attack Ancient Mosques in Timbuktu

The Ansar Dine have seized the city and hope to "destroy every mausoleum in the city — all of them, without exception."

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New York City Fixes Mayhem-Causing Subway Stair

In a blow to the national humor reserve, Brooklyn's 36th Street stop will no longer be wantonly tripping commuters.

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Inside London's Athletes-Only Neighborhood

With limited public access until the games conclude, a preview of London's Olympic Village.

Christopher Green

More Renderings of That Skin-Crawling Insect Office Tower

It's even creepier than you might've thought.

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Why Environmental Reviews Are Slowing Down Big Projects

It takes a long time to get big infrastructure investments through the process, but it doesn't have to.

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Can Heathrow Handle the Olympics?

Lengthy waits at customs cause concern as Olympic-related traffic begins.

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How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

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Moscow, Super-Sized

The Russian capital has officially added more than 500 square miles to its footprint.

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How Smart Should Our Maps Be?

The future of the map isn't directions, it's information.

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The Secret to London's Tech Boom

A new report makes the case against a top-down approach to developing high-tech districts.

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Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

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The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

Feargus O'Sullivan

Olympics Clean-Up, London Style

One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

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How the Garbage Pickers of Athens Predicted the Greek Economic Crisis

A new documentary sheds light on the Greek city's most vulnerable residents.

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Storms Sweep East Coast Cities

Scenes of damage, after the derecho.