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Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

A British architecture firm is pumping out some really eerie sci-fi animations.

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The Gorgeous, Green Headquarters of Oil and Logging Companies

These corporations might not have tons of fans in the environmental movement, but you wouldn't know that looking at their idealistic architecture choices.

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The DIY Architecture of a Squatter Colony

The ad-hoc built environment that is Slab City, a neighborhood for and by the homeless.

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Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

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Urban Explorers: The Horror Film

Tourists venturing into the Berlin underground are good fodder for a bad scary movie.

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The Changing Fate of Hockey's Oldest Arenas

Most of the original arenas have been turned into surface lots, but Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens managed an impressive rebirth.

Megan Lea's Backyard House

I Can't Stop Looking at Photos of Absurdly Tiny Homes

Why we can't stop looking at photos of absurdly small houses and apartments.

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A New Law of Intercity Mobility

A group of network researchers proposes a "radiation model" of migration that more accurately predicts patterns of commuting, disease spread, and more.

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How Big Is Your City, Really?

When our sense of a place distorts its actual size.

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Problematic Festival of the Day: Holi

In Mumbai, the festival of colors has run into some problems.

Kaleidoscopic Cities

An artist turns Google earth views into mesmerizing maps.

The Superbus Project

European 'Superbus' Aims to Hit 155 MPH on the Track

The Dutch government could soon adopt public buses that look like giant leeches and match a Porsche in speed.

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This Week in Bans: Florida City Outlaws Scary Ex-Employee

Also, a U.K. town takes care of a snowball-throwing teenager, and California cities ban mobile billboards and force medical-marijuana growers indoors.

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Postcard From Mumbai

A rash of allergic outbreaks and other news.

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Why Don't Real Estate Developers Just Ask Us What We Want?

One Washington builder asked neighbors what kind of store should fill an empty building. Is this the future of urban development?

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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How El Paso Ended Up With America's Best Smart Growth Plan

The city's new plan will improve downtown, increase public transportation options and revitalize older neighborhoods.

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What Makes One City Fatter Than Another?

The factors behind the relative obesity of America's cities.

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The Climate Plans That Aren't Helping Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new study finds citywide plans are not as effective as smaller-scale initiatives.