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What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

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In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

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Madrid Icon May Not Return to Skyline

The beloved Tío Pepe sign – Madrid's Eiffel Tower – could be doomed.

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A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A new reports argues that plentiful vacant land in Youngstown can create jobs and money.

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A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

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The Never-Ending Tumult in Cairo

Protesters decried the most recent ruling on deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

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The Rise of the Citizen Cyclist

As cycling goes mainstream, hardcore riders in New York City complain about being tamed. Here's why they're wrong.

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In Fort Worth, Creating a Coherent Neighborhood

A new development plan weaves 11 new structures into the existing urban fabric.

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The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

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Building a Sustainable Soccer City

Stadium designs for Qatar's 2022 World Cup will be self-cooling, carbon neutral, and temporary.

The Businesses That Will Lead Detroit

The fourth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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How Dogs Saved a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Pet-friendly policies created a livelier, more vibrant downtown.

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Surprise of the Day: Is That Tree Smiling At Me?

Love to be around nature? In Dresden, the nature loves to be around you!

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This Is Why You Never Park Over a Manhole During Stormy Weather in Montreal

The lingering inadequacy of the city's sewer system became painfully apparent during an intense rain storm last week.

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The Hidden Architecture of Pyongyang

A new book explores the politics behind the city's buildings.

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Watch the Sydney Opera House Disintegrate Before Your Eyes

The famed arts venue's sails appear to ripple before collapsing in this new public art installation.

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An Atlas of Suburbanisms

Not every suburb is completely suburban, nor is every city completely urban, as a resource-rich new website helps show.

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God Save the Queen

Scenes from the London-wide Jubilee celebration.

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Young Americans Aren't the Only Ones Driving Much Less Than Their Parents

A new study shows 18- to 29-year old Germans are also leaving the road.