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Irene Posch

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.

An Online Map You'll Actually Want to Look At

A cartography design studio creates unique map skins for a more aesthetically pleasing online experience. 

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The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

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Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

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Postcard From Berlin

Nazi-stolen art is returned, and more news.

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Chicago’s Overshadowed Chef Gets His Moment

Paul Kahan finally gets the recognition he deserves.

A Bike To Fix Public Transit's Biggest Problem

Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.

A Picture Worth 1,000 Arguments for More Walkable Streets

Some particularly disastrous streets, along with some hope for the future.

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The Secret to Seattle's Booming Downtown

The recession didn't skip Seattle, but the city stuck by its downtown and reaped the rewards.

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The Future of Intelligent Parking

How sensors and computers and phone apps are revolutionizing the way cities handle their parking spaces.

A Fantasy Transit Map for San Francisco

A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.

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Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

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This Week in Bans: Italian Town Outlaws Death

Also, Boston hates moshpits; an Illinois town repeals Prohibition; New York City's teachers should stay far away from Facebook.

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As Sea Levels Rise, Venice Sinks

Research shows the Italian city is still subsiding, a problem made worse by rising sea levels.

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The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

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Scenes From Above: A Former Steel Plant in Buffalo Goes Green

Decades since Bethlehem Steel shut down, the site sees small bits of new life.

The Cult of the Tokyo Arcade

A video that examines the insular and mysterious arcade culture of Japan.

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Postcard From Sanabis

An armchair barricade, and more news.

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How To Talk About Cities Without Ticking Off Folks Who Don't Live There

Because “smart growth” can sound like code for “the rest of you are dumb.”