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Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing articles about cities and urbanism we've come across in the past seven days.
Don't get too comfy.
An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.
The famed architect's vision for Tokyo's New National Stadium is gorgeous and a little intimidating.
We thought they were fleeing poor training or poor salaries, but it looks like principals are the the problem.
A small community of fundamentalist Mormons literally carved homes into the side of a massive sandstone rock in Utah.
High-tech high-occupancy tolls come to the nation's capital. Is this the future of highway infrastructure?
With its shiny recycled-metal rain screen and jauntily angled rooftop solar array, the 712-square-foot cottage is charming and sustainable.
For a young single parent with no place to live, it can be nearly impossible to get off the streets, let alone go to college. Here's how one woman did both.
Philly Painting mobilizes the community to bring a new look to a blighted neighborhood.
A new study finds that moving a lot leads to loneliness — but also leads us to expand our social networks.
The skies have been absolutely insane this week.
An interview with Christa Glennie Seychew, who's helped reinvigorate the city's local food movement.
Mortgage-backed securities precipitated the Great Recession when we figured out they were worth a fraction of their stated value. Is coastal land next?
The city says it happens all over the place.
Also, Portland's City Council rushes to remove agitators, and Uganda's biggest city decides to get rid of single-family houses.
Artist Jeff Frost paints massive geometric shapes on walls so that they function as optical illusions, blurring the line between 2D and 3D.
Finally, a chance to perform home origami based on seasonal, meteorological, and astronomical conditions.