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Martien Mulder

The 'Producer' of High-Art, High-End Miami

Craig Robins has helped make Miami's Design District a magnet for cutting-edge architecture and luxury retail.

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What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.

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Questioning the Media's Narrative of Detroit: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

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Portland's Messy Breakup With Its Airport Carpet

Is it turquoise? Is it teal? Whichever it is, Portlanders have strong feelings about PDX's beloved—and soon-to-go—carpet.

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The Biggest Winner in the U.S. Olympic Bid? Worcester, Massachusetts

The case for New England's unloved second city and its supporting role in #Boston2024.

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This Texas City Was Rocked by 11 Earthquakes in 24 Hours

Residents wonder if nearby fracking operations might be responsible for the seismic activity.

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Beantown Responds to #Boston2024

One Twitter user's suggested Olympics motto: "Fastah, Highah, Wicked Strong."

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In This Rio Favela, DJ Skills Come Free

The school Spin Rocinha teaches young Brazilians how to DJ, no charge.  

City of Gainesville

Why One Florida City Reversed Its Road Diet

As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.

When Boston Was Desegregated, Yet Unequal

A short documentary about the legacy of Boston busing.

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India Plans to Roll Out Public Touch-Screen Kiosks for Sexual Assault Complaints

The new technology aims to make it easier for women to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence.

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis

The Billion-Dollar Weather Disasters of 2014

Here's a grim reminder of the rising number of weather and climate calamities.

Connected Cycle

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

Can Immigrants Save the Housing Market?

While some remain cynical about homeownership, the U.S.'s foreign-born population still regards it as a symbol of attaining the American Dream.

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How Boston Won the U.S. Bid for the 2024 Olympic Games

The city has colleges as infrastructure and hosts a huge sporting event every year. The Big Dig may have even worked in its favor.

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A Look Inside Kathmandu's Women-Only Bus Service

The service debuted this week. For now, most of the drivers and conductors are still men.

AP Photo/David Duprey

How Wide Is the Preschool Attendance Gap in the U.S.?

Children in low-income households are far less likely to attend preschool.

Letty Reimerink

How Greece's Economic Crisis Produced an Emerging Civil Society in Athens

Hundreds of groups have sprung up to help their fellow citizens with everything from a cup of coffee to prescription drugs.

Reuters/Robert Galbraith

America's Best Performing Cities in 2014

The knowledge and energy hubs of San Francisco and Texas are among the year’s biggest economic winners.