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The Expo As Change Agent

Fifty years after its debut, Seattle’s Jetsons-era World's Fair is still shaping the city, an example of how an ephemeral exposition can have a permanent impact.

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Best Places for New College Grads, 2012

The job market for this year's college graduates is tough, but choosing the right city can make all the difference.

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Hockey Fans Throwing Weird Crap on the Ice: A City-by-City Breakdown

Depending on where you live, you might see hockey nuts chucking fish, octopi, beef, or sex toys.

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Feel Good Story of the Day: Downtown Newark

Despite losing the Nets, the city's downtown is getting great press.

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What Killing the American Community Survey Would Actually Mean

Elimination of the annual census would have huge implications for how the federal government allocates money to states and municipalities.

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A Mirrored 'Stealth Cap' for Hiding in Crowds

Who doesn't want to enjoy some alone time in a shiny polyhedron from outer space?

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A Brief History of Observation Towers

As London debuts its newest structural wonder, a tour of its counterparts around the world.

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Tokyo's Solar-Powered 'Fireflies'

The city's Hotaru festival uses LED bulbs designed to mimic the light of the insects that once “gemmed” the Sumida River. 

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Montana Horses' Last Cowboys

In Montana, a way of life comes to an end for one ranch.

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Getting More Women On Bikes

This weekend, an event called Cyclo Femme aims to up the percentage of women on two wheels around the world.

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A Micro-Market for Vacant Housing

A London company matches flexible tenants with landlords who would otherwise be sitting on empty buildings.

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The Shipping Container City Boom

More and more, shipping containers are being used to create big, inter-connected work spaces and homes.

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Why Do We Tax Car-Sharing Like It's Liquor or Cigarettes?

Taxes on quick car-share trips run as high as 60 percent.

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Newcastle, Australia: World Capital of Tree Drama

For the second time in less than a year, this seaside community is in an uproar over something to do with trees.

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The Midwest's Manufacturing Conundrum

The region's reliance on manufacturing may have hindered its economic revitalization, according to a Chicago Fed study.

Tumblr of the Day: 'Being a Planner'

A Tumblr that explains the life of a planner through, what else, GIFs.

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The Case of Georgia's Disappearing Property Deeds

The country's newly digitized land registration database transferred scores of private property parcels to the state.

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This Week in Bans: No Pets for You in Huntington Beach

Also, the Netherlands bans tourists from purchasing marijuana (yes, really), and one Indianapolis contractor gets a visit from Johnny Law.

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California Mayor Loses His Mute Button

Carson's public hearings will no longer be subject to sudden silence.