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Is Dan Gilbert Too Tacky to Be Loved By Detroit?

The entrepreneur is almost single-handedly reviving downtown Detroit, but his design choices are under fire.

Courtesy: Michael Green

The Case for Skyscrapers Made of Wood

Wood is cheaper and more energy-efficient than steel. Should we be using it to build skyscrapers?

Restoring Retro Hollywood, One Apartment at a Time

Los Angeles's "Duke of Art Deco" collects and rehabs buildings that once housed Hollywood's greats.

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Postcard From Bucharest

A bride with a 1.85-mile train.

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BMW Guggenheim Cancels Its Berlin Exhibition Amid Threats of Violence

Left-wing activists threatened to "derail" the project, arguing it would speed gentrification.

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Family Dollar Founder Leon Levine on the Entrepreneurialism of Charlotte

How the Southern city helped launch a billion-dollar business.

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What's Missing From Universities' Sustainability Push

Lessons on environmentalism should be worked into course offerings, not just infrastructure.

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Why People in Cities Walk Fast

Researchers have proposed a number of theories over the years — from sensory overload to the economic value of time.

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Where to Buy and Where to Rent Now

In most of America's top metros, buying may well be the better financial decision. But is the next bubble inevitable?

The Local History Behind London's Olympic Unease

Two East London neighborhoods will be irrevocably changed by the Games. Is this a bad thing?

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America's Uninsured Belt

The geography of where in the U.S. people lack health insurance is striking.

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Dramatic Skyline Change of the Day: Cape Town May Grow Up

The city's building height restrictions are under review.

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Google: Please Use These Supercute People Movers on Your Campus

Pretty please with sugar on top?

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What U.S. Population Trends From the 2000s Tell Us About the Future

The metro areas that saw the greatest slowdown in the previous decades were the ones that saw the biggest booms in the 1990s.

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Filming Life in Miniature Cities (But Not Really)

A roundup of some of our favorite city-based tilt-shift videos.

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The Cathedral as a Minimalist Bookstore

The new store will preserve many of the 13th century church's most striking features.

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Why Are People Rioting Over Bogota's Public Transit System?

The TransMilenio is among the world's best networks, but that hasn't stopped residents from protesting it again and again.

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Postcard From Colombo

Monks protest a United Nations resolution.

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The March Madness of Walkability

Which Sweet Sixteen team stadium is in the most walkable neighborhood?