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Staying Close to Home, No Matter What

Fewer than half of Americans say they're likely to relocate, even if they think their town is headed in the wrong direction.

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Tackling Philly's Segregation Problem With Park Designs

Five projects are trying to transform public spaces and bring city residents together.

San Francisco Gets the Ridiculous Luxury Bus It Deserves

The smartphone-enhanced, coffee-slinging, pro-networking Leap Transit could only exist in the Bay.

Skipping Rocks Lab

This Futuristic Water Bottle Is an Edible, Gelatinous Blob

The Ooho! orbs are meant to reduce carbon emissions and plastics pollution.

Flickr/wikileakstruck, Wikimedia Commons/Paethon, Laura Bliss

The 'Oculus Rift' and the Courtroom

Immersive virtual reality could shake up jurors and judges across the globe.

Cao Fei

This Hong Kong Skyscraper Became a Giant Atari

Sounds fun, but do we really want tourism-spectacle work from world-class artists?

OMA

Why Louisville Is Betting Big on a Massive Food Wonderland

The city's planned FoodPort is part of a trend toward mixed-use food hubs.

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How the Twin Cities Are Closing Their Big Workforce Diversity Gap

Local leaders are using a "do-test-learn" approach that other cities can emulate.

Flickr Creative Commons/Phil Beard

Le Corbusier and the Biology of Beauty in Design

At the Venice Bienniale, an exhibit furthers the notion of an evolutionary single standard for what we find visually appealing.

Carma Carpooling

Carpooling Tries for a Comeback

Several emerging services are betting that technology can revive the shared commute.

A Single Day on the London Tube, Condensed Into 2 Minutes

It’s a living, breathing transit map.

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Watch a Utah Construction Crew Demolish a Bridge in 32 Seconds

Also, watch the Michigan Department of Transportation “slide” a new bridge into place.

AP Photo/Kike Calvo

When Is a Yellow Taxi a Better Deal Than an Uber?

Uber’s model skews more expensive for shorter rides, say data scientists.

AP Photo/Chris Pizzell

Why You're Free to BYOB in Philly, But in Boston It's Complicated

The Boston City Council is finally considering allowing diners to bring their own alcohol to local restaurants. Here's why this is even a debate.

Brian Brettschneider

Seattle Is Far From America's Rainiest City

Most of the eastern U.S. is actually wetter.

First West of England

The U.K.'s 'Poo Bus' Is Becoming a Crappy Reality

The biomethane vehicle will soon run on the (ahem) "Service 2" route.

Wikimedia Commons/Infrogmation, Perez APC

A Proposal For New Orleans: Save a Skyscraper, Get a Gondola Roller Coaster

Developers hoping to save an Edward Durell Stone tower want to build a "tribute" tourist trap next door.

AP Photo/Lisa Billings

How Black-Owned Businesses Help Reduce Youth Violence

A new study links growth in African American entrepreneurship to a decline in black youth violence between 1990 and 2000.

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Why Did This San Francisco Woman Get Stuck With a $6,755 Monthly Rent Hike?

Landlords are exploiting a loophole in a law meant to protect renters.