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The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

Think the system runs on sharing, community and trust? You're wrong.

Behold, the World's Tallest Concept Building (That Of Course Was Never Built)

There are skyscrapers. And then there are skypenetrators, like the X-Seed 4000.

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How the Suburbs Gave Birth to America's Most Diverse Neighborhoods

Diverse suburban neighborhoods now outnumber those in their central cities by more than two to one. Can we help guarantee their success?

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Debt of the Day: Berlin Owes the Town of Mittenwalde 'Trillions'

Compound interest can really compound when you leave a loan unpaid for 500 years.

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San Francisco's Mission District in 22 Maps

An atlas created by students at UC Berkeley shows just how many layers one neighborhood can have.

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London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Changes Tied to Transportation Concerns

A few scenes have been trimmed to ensure all attendees will be able to catch the last trains home.

What if Coney Island Took Over Manhattan?

With a bit of CGI help, we now know what it would look like if New York City was one big amusement park.

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Why Tehran Shut Down Its Coffee Shops

Police shuttered 87 establishments this weekend. Perhaps gatherings of caffeinated, web-savvy young people make the government nervous?

Daniela Kleint

This Is Probably the Tiniest House Ever Built

An architect designs a one square meter home that you can sit, stand, even sleep in.

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The Junk Food Attitude Toward Place

We consume these places without thinking, like potato chips in front of the television, and America is full of them.

Andrew Spitz

Can You Say Kvæsthusgade?

A light and sound installation helps foreigners pronounce crazy Danish street names.

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A Peek Inside America's Museum

Some intriguing scenes from the world's largest museum and research complex.

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Exurbs, the Fastest Growing Areas in the U.S.

When comparing areas on the fringe to growth in metros, the exurbs are gaining big.

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The Olympics Are Making the London Assembly Relevant

The left-leaning city council may have lost legislative power, but it is regaining its influence as the sole chink in Britain’s official policy of Olympic boosterism.

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How Sprawl Makes Droughts Worse

No, it doesn't cause water shortage. But sprawl can exacerbate some of its impacts, in at least two ways.

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This Week in Bans: No Sex In a British Graveyard

Also, Atlanta outlaws smoking in public parks and a Massachusetts town stops feeding the bears (after one licks a human).

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How the Cutting Edge in Crowdsourced Crime Fighting Could Do More Harm Than Good

Police in London want you to help hunt for pick-pocketers with your smart phone. It's an idea with serious flaws.

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The Psychology Behind Why Creative People Cluster

Research reveals why highly creative people who are open to new experience find themselves drawn to certain places.

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Batman and Gotham: A Deeply Dysfunctional Love Story

Why the Dark Knight's relationship to his city is unlike that of any other superhero.