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Lawrence Hurley

The Evolution of England's First Planned Community

In 1901, a team of social do-gooders teamed up to build a clean, green city. A look at their legacy, more than a century later

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In London, Brutalism and a Boat

A whimsical architecture firm installs a steamship on top of Queen Elizabeth Hall

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Postcard From Lyon

Shoppers strip down to their skivvies for free clothes and other news

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A Sculpture of Our Transportation Future

A new kinetic sculpture in Los Angeles envisions a city with smoothly flowing cars traveling at 240 mph

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How To Make a City Healthy

A group outlines eight key pillars of sustainable communities

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Vancouver's Gondola Dreams May Be Too Expensive To Come True

The Canadian city has good reason to want to install the somewhat novel transit option on Burnaby Mountain, but the numbers still don't add up

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The Science of How We Walk

An emerging field of research is devoted to studying pedestrian behavior

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Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Native businessman Dan Gilbert is bringing business and development downtown

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How Economic Development Helps the World's Women

Understanding the connection between women's opportunity and the world's development patterns

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Metro Fare of the Day: 45 Cents

The cost of a ride on Almaty's brand new subway, only the second in Central Asia

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D.C. Taxi Industry Already Irritated With Uber

The app-based luxury car service once again finds itself under fire after expanding to additional cities

It's Betting Season for America's Mayors

This football season, some go all in

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Postcard From Toronto

It's diet time for the city's mayor and other news

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Dubai's Enormous Man-Made Archipelago 'City'

The first of 300 islands, designed for the uber-rich, is set to open

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Transit Stations May Actually Cut Down on Crime

Opponents say stations bring an unsavory element to a neighborhood. But according to a new study, that's just not the case

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What Neighborhoods Need to Succeed at Walkability

According to a new study, the secret is stores that attract outsiders

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For Smaller Towns, Paying for Sidewalks Isn't Always Simple

Missoula considers a new approach to funding walkability as demand grows

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The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

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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