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Will Mongolia's Boom Cost Los Angeles Its Growing Immigrant Community?

"Little Mongolia" is finally starting to thrive. But the country's economic boom may draw immigrants back home.

ESPN's #1 Show in Latin America Is About Cities

For a show ostensibly about soccer, Capitales del Fútbol is extremely low on sports highlights.

A Church That Looks Like a Giant Underground Labyrinth

Built in the 11th century, these rock stone monasteries are still in use today.

Preventing Suicide With Architecture

Should designs be altered to dissuade jumpers?

The Mississippi Drought, as Seen From Space

Satellite images show just how critical the situation has become.

What Big Cities Lose When They Lose Their Small Businesses

An East Village food shop owner discusses the post-recession difficulties facing Mom-and-Pops.

The Uncomfortable Politics Behind the History of Urban Fires

A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.

Has the London Mayor's Office Been Too Successful?

One columnist believes it has.

The Laundromat Litmus Test

If your city makes it difficult for residents to accomplish simple tasks like washing their clothes, you've got a problem.

Making Hurricanes With Miami's Thunderous 'Wall of Wind'

This is the only fan in America that can recreate the terrible conditions of a Category 5 hurricane.

Percent of the Day: 2 out of 3 New Yorkers Now Support More Bike Lanes

Citizens are considerably more friendly to bike lanes now than they were last year.

The Trick to Building a Space Elevator

We've got the physics all worked out. The catch is finding a cable that could stretch from the earth's surface into orbit without breaking.

A Train Station Inspired By Natural Growth and Decay

Credit this architect for building a transportation hub that looks like it'd eat you alive.

In Warsaw, Green Jobs That Do Double the Good

A recycling facility employs people with learning disabilities, creating a fledgling community.

The Unstoppable Spread of Walmart

The store's march across America, in maps.

Where Your Sofa Is High-Demand Real Estate

New York City and San Francisco are the most "requested" destinations on CouchSurfing.org.

The 10 Most Compelling Historic Preservation Reads

From helpful guides to digging deeper.

I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

Eid, Around the World

Worshippers packed mosques and partied outside to celebrate the end of Ramadan.