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The 'Vegetal' Cities of Luc Schuiten: A Sustainability Fantasy

The visionary architect imagines metropolises built like vast orchards.

Packing Up: Where People Are Moving In and Out

Large, expensive U.S. metros were more likely to lose residents this summer.

A Diary of Camping in New York City

One couple's quest to find serenity in "the wilderness" of Staten Island.

Giant Head Sees All on the Beaches of Rio

Great public art, or the setup for a hilarious jet-ski accident? You be the judge.

For the Love of Concrete

A new book aims to repair the reputation of the much-maligned composite.

Remembering a Pioneer of American Architecture Photography

Jack Boucher spent his life preserving historic buildings with his camera.

Concrete Ideas for Promoting Walkability

There's a wealth of resources available to communities looking for a place to start.

Mapping L.A.'s Endangered Pot Shops

Facing a citywide ban, dispensaries prove to be far less plentiful than feared.

Why China's Subway Boom Went Bust

Officials say 70 to 80 percent of China's planned subway lines are being postponed. What's the country to do?

The Geography of Business Density

The most and least dense U.S. metros for business enterprise.

What Are the Building Types of the 'Prosumer' Society?

If we're all being put to work as consumers in the production of the things we buy, it must be having an effect on the landscape of our cities.

The High Cost of Stadiums: Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

America's Most and Least Diverse Metros

A new study finds ethnic and racial diversity increasing across all types of communities.

Recycling Project of the Day: MetroCard Collages

A different kind of subway art.

Could Co-Ops Help Solve Our College Grad Employment Crisis?

Students who participate in these programs have greater responsibility and a better chance of full-time employment.

Artists Cover Europe With Invisible Graffiti

In Video Painting Europe, Sweatshoppe uses ingenious infrared tracking to smear digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.

Turning 100,000 Unwanted Toys Into Art

In Tokyo, an artist creates sculpture with old toys, plastic and wire.

Skyscraper or Pair of Pants?

Beijing's $700 million Gate of the East has been attracting attention for its resemblance to a certain sartorial item.

Bangalore in Motion

A video tour of the everyday world of India's third most-populous city.