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Visit This Kaleidoscopic Water Tower

A New York artist has created this glass tapestry of salvaged material, complete with a light show.

Get Lost in Google's World Wonders Project

A specialized Street View collaboration with UNESCO has a lot to offer fans of urban exploration.

America's Brainiest Cities

Tracking metros by a new measure of "brain performance."

How the Olympics Will Reflect London's Changing Food Scene

The Games will offer spectators a distinctly familiar roster of dishes, distinguished from what’s available at the average airport mainly by even higher prices.

Number of the Day: 4,700

That's the number of measures the world's 58 biggest cities have passed to fight climate change.

Pardon Me, But These Lasers and Blinking Lights Mean You Are Standing Too Close

Let strangers know they're invading your personal space with this annoying little gadget.

What Pittsburgh Looked Like When It Decided It Had a Pollution Problem

Photographs from the 1940s of the Steel City as it began to address its notoriously smoky air.

In the Future, We Will Jog with Robots (Maybe)

Melbourne researchers have developed a flying "Joggobot" for runners who can't find exercise partners.

Madrid Icon May Not Return to Skyline

The beloved Tío Pepe sign – Madrid's Eiffel Tower – could be doomed.

A Blueprint for a Profitable Urban Farm

A new reports argues that plentiful vacant land in Youngstown can create jobs and money.

A Case Study in a Senior-Friendly City

How Arlington, Virginia, helps serve older residents.

The Never-Ending Tumult in Cairo

Protesters decried the most recent ruling on deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.

The Rise of the Citizen Cyclist

As cycling goes mainstream, hardcore riders in New York City complain about being tamed. Here's why they're wrong.

In Fort Worth, Creating a Coherent Neighborhood

A new development plan weaves 11 new structures into the existing urban fabric.

The Dark Side of the Smart City, in Video Game Form

"Watch Dogs" puts the controls of a networked city in players' hands.

Building a Sustainable Soccer City

Stadium designs for Qatar's 2022 World Cup will be self-cooling, carbon neutral, and temporary.

The Businesses That Will Lead Detroit

The fourth installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

How Dogs Saved a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Pet-friendly policies created a livelier, more vibrant downtown.

Surprise of the Day: Is That Tree Smiling At Me?

Love to be around nature? In Dresden, the nature loves to be around you!