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Why Environmental Reviews Are Slowing Down Big Projects

It takes a long time to get big infrastructure investments through the process, but it doesn't have to.

Can Heathrow Handle the Olympics?

Lengthy waits at customs cause concern as Olympic-related traffic begins.

How East Coasters Kept Cool This Weekend

Turning urban infrastructure into de facto cooling equipment.

Moscow, Super-Sized

The Russian capital has officially added more than 500 square miles to its footprint.

How Smart Should Our Maps Be?

The future of the map isn't directions, it's information.

The Secret to London's Tech Boom

A new report makes the case against a top-down approach to developing high-tech districts.

Don't Hide Cell Phone Antennas, Embrace Them

They're an increasingly important part of our lives, but we've shunned them into hiding on rooftops and in fake trees.

The Science of Staring

New research explains why we decide to look at what everyone else is looking at.

Olympics Clean-Up, London Style

One month before the games, the city spruces itself up – plus a few rumblings of resentment under the surface.

How the Garbage Pickers of Athens Predicted the Greek Economic Crisis

A new documentary sheds light on the Greek city's most vulnerable residents.

Storms Sweep East Coast Cities

Scenes of damage, after the derecho.

A BBQ Grill Designed to Unify Estranged Neighbors

The "Buurbecue" acts as the food-grade grease that gets friendly chitchat rolling.

How the Transportation Bill Failed America

Congress had an opportunity to bring America into the 21st century. Instead it chose to pass a bill that will do little to improve access to public transportation.

Survey of the Day: Police Officers Admit They Downplay Crimes

A survey of retired New York City police officers shows a "rotten barrel," according to the study authors.

For Sale (on eBay!): A Tuscan Village

Three million dollars will get you 25 cottages and nearly 20 acres of land.

The Community Television

Seeing a public amenity in a street-facing TV in Ann Arbor.

Cities That Wouldn't Exist Without Air Conditioning

The invention of the air conditioner is still shaping the future growth of global metros.

How Suburban Lawns Can Fight Climate Change

Lawns can play a key role in absorbing carbon dioxide emissions.

Pop-Up Pools for Cairo's Slums

A trick for keeping residents of sweaty cities cool.