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Construction Finally Ends at CCTV's Beijing Headquarters

After many setbacks, Rem Koolhaas's  "reinvention of the skyscraper" is nearly ready to open.

The Secret to Tokyo's Rail Success

Fares are nice, but real estate and retail holdings are the main reasons why its private rail companies profit.

U.S. Metros Are Ground Zero for Majority-Minority Populations

More than half of all babies now born in America are minorities. Here's how that's already playing out at the metropolitan level.

When a Music Scene Leads to a Boom

As Denton, Texas's music festival grows in popularity, so does interest in the town itself.

Finding Relief in the World's Most Congested City: A Sunday Afternoon on São Paulo's Minhocão

Scenes from a highway reclaimed by the city's pedestrians and cyclists.

Problem Of the Day: Rio's Hotel Shortage

As the city prepares to host a number of global events, it still lacks the hotel space to meet the demand.

This Week in Bans: Massachusetts City Plagued by Horrible Saxophonist

Salem has had it up to here with inept jazz musicians. Also outlawed recently: noisy electronica in Santa Cruz, payday lenders in Iowa and the entire vice squad of Salt Lake City.

Why Aren't Cities Littered With Dead Pigeons?

A wildlife expert and Smithsonian scientist help solve one of life's enduring urban mysteries.

An Object That Domesticates Ivy

The 'Parramyd' provides a framework for your vine-like plants to grow.

Navigating Europe's Most Congested City by Bike

If you think all European cities embrace cycling as much as Copenhagen, you must not be familiar with Brussels.

Charlie Chaplin Goes to the Beach

The 65th annual Cannes Film Festival is now underway.

In Rotterdam, a Promenade Built By the People

Constructing a piece of urban infrastructure that otherwise might have not been built for a generation.

Housing Recovery Tied to Walkability, But It May Depend On Where You Are

A new analysis finds that the weakest segment of the market is in outer and smaller suburbs.

30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.

How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.

The Solar Eclipse on Sunday: Will Your City Be Able to See It?

A yawning black hole opening up in the dead center of the sun is on the bill for May 20.

Downtown Toledo's Minor League Mojo

Minor league ballparks can thrive when combined with a passionate local sports culture and an already improving downtown.

Heart-Stopping Art of the Day: Giant Inflatable Tentacles

An artist from the U.K. makes it look as if buildings are being strangled by a malignant Kraken.

Could Electric Truck Lanes Reduce L.A.'s Horrific Pollution?

Plans are emerging for an electric-powered truck highway in the ports of L.A. and Long Beach.