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Azerbaijan's Plans for a One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper

The architectural centerpiece for a series of man-made islands would also become the world's tallest building.

Postcard From Venice

Frozen canals, a fake holy water racket, and more news from the "City of Water."

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As Canada's First Nations Start Developing Their Land, Is Sprawl Inevitable?

British Columbia's Tsawwassen First Nation's first development project will be a massive exurban shopping mall.

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Have Americans Given Up On McMansions?

Home sizes have been increasing in the U.S. for decades, but that trend looks to be changing.

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U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year

Tree coverage is steadily shrinking in urban America, according to a new study of aerial photos.

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Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

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Inside Smellvertising, the Scented Advertising Tactic Coming Soon to a City Near You

U.K. bus stops will soon smell like delicious baked potatoes. And this is likely just the beginning.

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Are America's Prison Towns Doomed?

With the nation's incarceration rate steadily declining, small towns that bet big on prisons are finding themselves in a financial jam.

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Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.

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East L.A. Denied Cityhood Once Again

Neighborhood has been seeking incorporation for decades, but is turned down over financial concerns.

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DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."

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What the Latest Report on Racial Inequality Doesn't Tell Us

New numbers from the Urban Institute require some context.

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How Huntsville Breeds Rocket Scientists

Rocket scientist Tim Pickens on his city's culture of scientific discovery.

Postcard From London

A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.

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An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

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The Death Row of Urban Highways, Part 2

A look at five more city-infringing freeways targeted for much-needed demolition.

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A Native American Public Housing Project Returns to its Roots

A new plan in New Mexico incorporates traditional forms into its design.

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San Francisco Tops the Nation in Parking Meter Fines

Only New York City has comparatively expensive tickets for parking at an expired meter.

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Like Water for Airport Traffic

Georgia says it’ll let Chattanooga have a piece of its air economy in exchange for water.