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A College Campus Offers a Glimpse of a Geothermal Future

Ball State University is halfway through a project that will dramatically cut its campus carbon emissions and cities are taking notice

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State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

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The Best Ways to Pay for Our Failing Infrastructure

A round-up of the best ideas from this week's The Big Fix

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A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

Barbosa & Guimarães

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

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Postcard From Tokyo

The $736,000 tuna auction and other news

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What Citizens Add to Planning

The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better

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Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

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Can Amtrak Ever Make Money?

A Freakonomics panel looks at if, how, and whether Amtrak can find its way to profitability

Reuters

The Safety Risks of Raising Speed Limits

As the U.K. plans to increase its speed limit, concerns grow

Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

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Plans for an Air Conditioned Walk From Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Metro

An elevated walkway will connect the world's tallest skyscraper with the city's metro system

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Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news

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How Gay Populations Influence Housing Prices

A new study finds that whether home values go up or down as same-sex households increase depends on a neighborhood's political slant

Samuel Arbesman

Do Rankings Affect Our Opinions of Cities?

What we think about different places also depends on where we live

The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

Reuters

The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city