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Tony Blair Says We Should Wait a Decade Before Judging the 2012 Games

The former Prime Minister, now an Olympics legacy consultant, advises patience when it comes to evaluating the impact of the Games.

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A Saudi Woman Embarks on a 'Faceless Experiment'

Writer Rana Jarbou is blogging her experiences wearing the niqab in Riyadh.

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With Big California Water Project, Governor Wants to 'Get Shit Done'

Jerry Brown is taking a blunt approach to a controversial water plan.

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Hate Traffic? How About a Hug

Traffic Psychologists in Sao Paolo try to cheer up the city's drivers with signs, high fives, and physical affection.

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Urban Farming on the Streets of Paris

Designs for greenhouses that would fit between buildings and grow, among other things, bananas.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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The Culture Clash Behind Mitt Romney's London Olympics Doubts

The American presidential candidate may not understand that for Britons, complaining is a way of showing you care.

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Olympic Park Feels a Little Like a War Zone

One former war correspondent compared it to the "American military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Paolo Costa Baldi

For Montreal, Memories of the Olympics Boondoggle Remain

The 1976 games were largely considered a financial disaster. Can their legacy finally right itself?

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A Satellite View of City Growth, in GIFs

Watch these 11 cities boom over recent decades. From space. In animated GIFs.

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Where the Creative Class Earns the Most

Workers do well on the east and west coasts.

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Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that.

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Is Another Derecho Coming to the East Coast Thursday?

Weather forecasts like these can change substantially over the course of mere hours.

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Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?

Can a team's star player affect a city's economic trajectory?

The Hidden Dangers of Driving Over Manholes

Watch cars get launched into the air like rockets due to ill-fitting manhole covers.

Old Stadiums Make Great Parkour Courses

Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.

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A Subway Train Ceiling Straight Out of 'Harry Potter'

London designers want to outfit the Tube with a real-time scrolling display showing the sky passing by above.

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Cardiff Shopkeepers Worry the City's Homeless Will Leave a Bad Impression

Retailers in the Welsh capital have asked local police to enforce an 1824 law that bans sleeping or begging on public streets.

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Vital Signs of City Performance

Tracking 29 indicators of urban success.