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Where Does Crime Go After Public Housing Projects Are Demolished?

Researchers track the diffusion of crime over time to see what happens when dysfunctional housing projects are at last replaced

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Video of the Day: Cairo's Garbage People

A new documentary follows a family of Coptic Christians, one of thousands who tend to the city's trash

Courtesy: Studio Gang Architects

A Green Revolution in Chicago

The city has big plans for its lake front

Reuters

U.K. Towns Compete For Vaunted City Status

Towns will compete to gain new honorary status as a "Lord Mayoralty"

Reuters

Postcard From Casablanca

The grand opening of Africa's biggest mall and other news

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The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Courtesy: Stefano Boeri

A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

A designer in Milan lays out six innovative ideas for a "bio-diverse metropolis"

DCA Design International Limited

India's Hottest New Transportation Trend: Podcars

Amritsar's 200 automated electric pods will ferry passengers to seven local sites

Reuters

Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

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A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

The Estate of David Klein

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world

Reuters

Rent of the Day: $375

The yearly cost of living in a tent city in Port-au-Prince

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Object of Desire: Hanging Bicycle Bookshelf

At last, an apartment-based bike storage concept that could work for almost everyone

Reuters

No One Wants to Move to Vietnam’s New Cities

The five new cities outside of Hanoi are struggling to attract residents and businesses

SOM

A Wild New Concrete Skyscraper in Kuwait

At a quarter mile high, the Al Hamra Firdous Tower will be the tallest building in the country

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Postcard From Flint

A church opens a tattoo parlor down the hall from the chapel and other news

Reuters

Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most?

Manufacturing compensation is closely related to productivity, global economic competitiveness and overall human development

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A Solution for California's Transportation Woes

A report suggests that high-speed rail would make the state healthier, greener and less congested

Reuters

Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities