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What Would You Pay for a Hotel Room Covered in Graffiti?

Artists turn half a room into a wild wall of street art and leave the other half stark white; the results are incredible.  

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How To Protect America's Countryside from Sprawl

The sustainability community has turned some overdue attention to small towns. But how can we preserve the places in between?

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Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

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The Only Elected Regional Government in the U.S.

Why has no other region followed the model of metropolitan Portland?

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How the 2012 TED Prize, The City 2.0, Aims to Crowdsource the Future

With a wiki to connect citizens, political leaders, urban experts, companies, and organizations, TED tees up the goal of improving the 21st century city.

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Mapping Housing Misery

A look at which states' housing markets have performed the worst.

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Awful Product Idea of the Day: Live Turtle Key Rings

Beijing's street vendors are offering goldfish and small turtles sealed inside plastic trinkets for your amusement.

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Strange Urban Animal Infestations, a History

Miami and house-eating snails, Seattle against a band of coyotes, and more stories of urban outbreaks.

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Watch What Happens When East London Potholes Become Mini-Gardens

An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.

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Say Goodbye to One of the Most Popular Graffiti Spots Near Paris

One of France's most famous tagging destinations, an old warehouse in Pantin, is scheduled to become just another mixed-use development.

What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

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Mass Evictions in Baku as Eurovision Nears

Relocating citizens to make way for a big redevelopment push isn't unusual. What's striking in this case is the Azerbaijan government's apparent ruthlessness.

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

Postcard From Tashkent

Officials terrified residents of one neighborhood when they staged a mock terrorist attack, and other news.

Elephants and Whales on the London Tube

Artists connect the dots to reveal animal shapes on the city's subway map.

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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Chicago's Booming Beer Scene, Explained

The Windy City is setting itself up as America's next beer mecca. Here's how they did it.

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Where to Find a Service Job in 2020

Service jobs are projected to make up more than roughly half of all new jobs by 2020. Here's where you'll find them.

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Why China's Urbanization Isn't Creating a Middle Class

The nation's infamous two-tier classification system prevents rural migrants from rising up in cities.