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The Sad Truth About Food-Delivering Robots

The failure of San Francisco's "TacoCopter" is just one example of how we are failing at creating a functional, robotic delivery boy.

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Postcard From Havana

The city gets gussied up for the Pope.

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How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium

Why Denver's Coors Field succeeded while Phoenix's Chase Field was a bust.

Designing a City for the Deaf

A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.

Video: 2 Minutes To A Healthy City

A video breaks down what cities can do to make their residents fitter.

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Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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Americans Who Actually Make Things

A look at the 8.2 million Americans who work in manufacturing of all sorts.

Chris Mottalini

Paul Rudolph and the Challenge of Preserving Modern Architecture

A photographer sets out to capture as many of the architect's remaining buildings as he can, before they're gone.

Courtesy: City of New Haven

Bad Review of the Day: New Haven's Reviled Urban Highway Replacement

The city won a grant to replace its highway with a walkable downtown, but one group raises several concerns about the new plan.

State Historical Society of North Dakota

There Will Be No Public Hangings in This North Dakota Town

The mayor of Medora, Doug Ellison, explains his decision to drop the idea for fake executions.

Everything You Want to Know About the Demolition of Orlando's Amway Arena

Fun facts from Sunday's massive implosion of the O-Rena, erstwhile home to the Magic.

Reuters

Postcard From Tunis

Clock-tower protests and more news.

U.S. Census Bureau

U.S. Urban Population Is Up ... But What Does 'Urban' Really Mean?

Census definitions include a wide spectrum of places that count as cities.

Invisible Urbanite

An artist camouflages himself to look just like what's around him.

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Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.

Why Community-Based Planning Works Better Than Anything Else

A Boston neighborhood comes together to solve severe disinvestment, illegal dumping, and lot vacancies.

Reuters

Where the Green Jobs Are

Some 3.1 million people are employed in "green goods and services" jobs, but state patterns vary considerably.

Landon Bone Baker

The Accidental DIY Developer

Chicago artist Theaster Gates takes his neighborhood-changing projects on the road.

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The Science of Quieter Cities

Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?