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Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

C.E. Fudge

The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

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Postcard From Belfast

Rebuilding one of the city's most famous sites.

Sarah Goodyear

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

Reuters

The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

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The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

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America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.

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The De-Bikification of Beijing

Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?

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Washington, D.C.'s Tourist Trap

The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.

Bedrock Real Estate

What Twitter Means to Detroit

It may only be a small office, but the deal is a high profile win for entrepreneur Dan Gilbert.

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Wild Design of the Day: A Skyscraper Prison to Rehabilitate Jersey City's Convicts

Two University of Pennsylvania students designed this futuristic, arching prison meant to reduce recidivism rates in New Jersey.

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Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

MGM

RoboCop Statue 'Definitely' Coming to Detroit

Everyone's favorite badge-toting manmachine will absolutely be memorialized in bronze, somewhere in the city.

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Wages Are on the Rise in U.S. Cities

Over the last year, wages increased in all but three of the largest 20 metros.

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Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

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Postcard From Kathmandu

Water to cure what ails you.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

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Can Native American Housing Be Sustainable and Culturally Appropriate?

The Sustainable Native Communities thinks so.