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How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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This Dresden Drainpipe Will Rock Your World

This byzantine downspout would be a deathtrap for Mario and Luigi.

StreetMuseum

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

Reuters

In Spain, a Festival to Ward Off Sea Monsters

Little girls dressed as angels celebrate the Festa da Coca.

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The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

Reuters

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

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Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

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Fears of a Tight Fit for Brooklyn's Arena

Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.

Mark Byrnes

The D.C. Government's All-Star Embarrassments

The hits just keep on coming for the District of Columbia's elected leaders.

Inigo Manglano-Ovalle

In Santa Monica, a Sculpture That Aims to Change the Weather

Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle's "Weather Field" installation is designed to create a "microclimate" in the air.

Video of the Day: Virtual Tiger Prowls the City

This street art puts a new twist on the phrase "urban jungle."

5 Ways Data Can Save After-School Programs

Using information to improve programs, even when money's tight.

Nikolai Alekseev

This Week in Bans: Moscow Outlaws Gay-Pride Parades for Next 100 Years

Also, California cities binge on foie gras before it's banned; Boston knocks down satellite dishes; you can't dress up like Tinker Bell at Disney World; a British city welcomes back meter maids.

Chicago Loop Alliance

See Chicago Coated in Neon Blues and Greens

The city's largest public art project opened this week.

Sustainia

A Guide to Copenhagen From the Future

Imagining a guidebook for the city in 2025.

Reuters

What Peace Looks Like to Sana'a's Graffiti Artists

A new initiative encourages young people to paint for peace.

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The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign

In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

Climate Desk

An Interactive Journey Through New York's Roofscape Makeover

Witness the evolution of NYC's billion-square-foot roofscape in the face of climate change.

Reuters

The Economic Impact of Knowledge Clusters

A new study identifies 11 knowledge cluster regions throughout the U.S. and their economic impact.