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See Frank Gehry's Newest Apartment Building

The twirly 12-story building is his first in Asia.

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Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

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The Greenest Building May Actually Be a Neighborhood

A UCLA class is trying to apply a strict building standard to an entire community.

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Why Young Americans Are Driving So Much Less Than Their Parents

Millennials are increasingly uninterested in the burden of car ownership.

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Does City Life Have to Mean Life Without Stars?

A new film explores what we lose when light pollution cancels out the night sky.

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Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

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The High Cost of Losing Urban Trees

Tennessee reaps a $638 million yearly benefit from its urban trees – and an $80 billion loss if they disappeared.

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Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

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The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

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Postcard From Belfast

Rebuilding one of the city's most famous sites.

Sarah Goodyear

What Salamanders Can Teach Us About Urban Evolution

We have built a city up around them, but amphibians and mammals alike have persisted by genetically diversifying.

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The Uneven Future of Urbanization

The United Nations projects a huge global urban population boom by 2050, but in some places more than others.

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The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

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America's Most Important Airport Cities

Airports are a central component in urban and regional economic development.

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The De-Bikification of Beijing

Cycling has dropped precipitously in China's capital. Will it ever be popular again?

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Washington, D.C.'s Tourist Trap

The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.

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What Twitter Means to Detroit

It may only be a small office, but the deal is a high profile win for entrepreneur Dan Gilbert.

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Wild Design of the Day: A Skyscraper Prison to Rehabilitate Jersey City's Convicts

Two University of Pennsylvania students designed this futuristic, arching prison meant to reduce recidivism rates in New Jersey.