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Is It Time to Stop Building Convention Centers?

The convention center market is over-saturated, but the race to keep building them bigger and better hasn't slowed.

Famous Glasgow Slum Meets 600 Lbs. of Explosives

The '60s-era Red Road Flats complex was once seen as the solution to urban overcrowding in Scotland; now it's turning to rubble.

Scenes From Myanmar's Slums

Crushing poverty has fueled violence between the country's Muslims and Buddhist communities.

Canaries in the Global Coalmine: Birdsong in a Changing Climate

How increasing CO2 in the atmosphere will affect the songs of birds.

Potholes Are Big Politics in San Diego

Amid a contested mayoral race, deferred road maintenance costs end up front and center.

The Cost of Sprawl on Clean Water

The way we grow could have a major impact on water quality in the future.

11 of the Best Documentaries About Cities Streaming on Netflix

Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.

The Geography of Abortion

America's deepest economic and political divides are reflected in the rate of abortions across the 50 states.

How Ghana's Coffin Builders Inspired 'Zombie Furniture'

Looking for furniture that will both tie the room together and make your guests gag with fear?

Chart(s) of the Day: How D.C.'s Infrastructure Is Changing

There are many more apartment buildings, for one thing.

Frank Lloyd Wright Hated Cities, Which Might Explain Why Americans Love Him

On his 145th birthday, a look back at Wright's legacy.

How an Austrian Mountain Village Ended Up in China

Developers unveil a tourist attraction that mimics a UNESCO World Heritage site.

This Dresden Drainpipe Will Rock Your World

This byzantine downspout would be a deathtrap for Mario and Luigi.

Can Our Smart Phones Convince Us to Walk More?

How Americans might be able to leverage technology to get back in our pedestrian groove.

In Spain, a Festival to Ward Off Sea Monsters

Little girls dressed as angels celebrate the Festa da Coca.

The Fastest Road in America

Texas bets drivers will pay more than $5 to drive 5 mph faster between San Antonio and Austin.

What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

Could Density Actually Reduce Traffic?

Yes, according to one new study.

Fears of a Tight Fit for Brooklyn's Arena

Despite assurances, concerns that the Barclays Center will bring rowdy crowds and overstuffed streets haven't gone away.