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Ingrid Burrington

Mapping 'Missed Connections'

An artist analyzes the geography of New York Craigslist personal ads

Reuters

How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

A Shoe's-Eye View of Moscow

A new short film explores Russia's largest city, looking straight down

Reuters

The Geography of Great Restaurants

Why tolerant, happy places provide the best places to eat

Reuters

Why Chinatowns Are Shrinking

Changing immigration patterns are partly to blame

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Mapping the 'Anti-Creative Class'

A fun new map from Floating Sheep marries the popularity of bars with the price of marijuana

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London's Proposed Thames Hub Airport Could Be the World's Biggest

Foster + Partners' ambitious plans for a £50 billion airport in the Thames Estuary

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So Are People Moving Back to the City or Not?

A new analysis shows downtown cores are gaining population, but the numbers are still up for debate

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Transforming Blight Into a Destination

'Landscape Infrastructure' offers multi-functional approaches to getting the most out of existing spaces

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Why Doesn't Every Subway System Have Suicide Prevention Barriers?

Mexico City's transit system is the latest to install platform screen doors, though budget constraints will mean many stations still won't have them

Reuters

The Anxiety of the Forever Renter

We know that homeownership is no longer the panacea it once was. But what if you still want it anyway?

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Weekend Roundup: Explainer Edition

A look at some of the week's best stories

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Town Pride and the Penn State Scandal

Why State College residents are responding with such outrage to Joe Pa's firing

Waterfront Toronto

The Best New International Parks

Varying in form and scale, these green spaces from around the world stand out from the rest

Mark Byrnes

How Porches, Towel Warmers, and Floor Tiles Explain Our Changing Society

A survey on trends in home design offers surpising insights into the American zeitgeist

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Small Town Mayor Literally Makes News

Utah mayor admits to writing news articles about his city under pen name

Reuters

Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Amazing Time-Lapse of the Build-Up and Take-Down of Burning Man

The annual desert event is the ultimate temporary city

Reuters

Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service