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Reuters

Is There a Smart Way for Cities to Privatize Parking?

Sacramento hopes to learn from the successes and mistakes of Indianapolis and Chicago.

Reuters

Crisis of the Day: The Church Foreclosure Boom

A record number of American parishes are being foreclosed upon.

Cristina Grajales Gallery

The $2,500 Occupy Wall Street Folding Chair

Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz hopes that the 1 percent will enjoy this unusual furniture.

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Living in a Poor Neighborhood Actually Hurts

Why people in low-income areas are more likely to experience chronic pain.

ArtefactoryLab

What Would Paris Look Like Under 1 Meter of Water?

A lot like this ghostly CGI visualization, created by a Parisian architectural-imaging studio.

Oliver Schau

Unofficial and Awesome Street Furniture

Cities looking for new ways to spruce up their public spaces might consider this idea, from Hamburg.

Reuters

Postcard From Iwaki

One year after the earthquake, the city tries to rebuild.

Reuters

The Historical Roots of Detroit's Ruin

In Detroit: A Biography, journalist Scott Martelle finds the answers behind today's Motor City buried deep in its past.

Courtesy: Pruitt-Igoe Myth

In Defense of Pruitt-Igoe

A new documentary explores an overlooked truth - that the infamous housing project was once a very good thing.

Courtesy: June Williamson and Anne Vaterlaus

Reinventing the Big Box Store

Two designers imagine a vacant Los Angeles store front as a community hub.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

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When it Comes to Parks, it's Not Just How Many, But Where

A crowdsourced map hopes to help cities identify and address so-called play deserts.

Reuters

What March Madness Can Teach Us About the Economic Geography of Sports

College towns dominate when it comes to sports employment.

Reuters

Cool Combination of the Day: Austin + Apple

The company will build a swank new tech campus in the city, bringing in 3,600 new jobs.

Factory Fifteen

The Cities of the Future as Creepy, Dystopian Hellscapes

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

A-lab

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.

Reuters

The DIY Architecture of a Squatter Colony

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

Reuters

Postcard From Paris

A luxury car fire and more news.

Anchor Bay

Urban Explorers: The Horror Film

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