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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

Reuters

Doha’s Hotel Boom

Qatar is anticipating crowds for the 2022 World Cup but may be building too many accommodations

Reuters

The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

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A College Campus Offers a Glimpse of a Geothermal Future

Ball State University is halfway through a project that will dramatically cut its campus carbon emissions and cities are taking notice

Reuters

State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

Reuters

The Best Ways to Pay for Our Failing Infrastructure

A round-up of the best ideas from this week's The Big Fix

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A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

Barbosa & Guimarães

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Reuters

Postcard From Tokyo

The $736,000 tuna auction and other news

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What Citizens Add to Planning

The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better

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Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

Reuters

Can Amtrak Ever Make Money?

A Freakonomics panel looks at if, how, and whether Amtrak can find its way to profitability

Reuters

The Safety Risks of Raising Speed Limits

As the U.K. plans to increase its speed limit, concerns grow