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Postcard From Casablanca

The grand opening of Africa's biggest mall and other news

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The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Courtesy: Stefano Boeri

A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

A designer in Milan lays out six innovative ideas for a "bio-diverse metropolis"

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India's Hottest New Transportation Trend: Podcars

Amritsar's 200 automated electric pods will ferry passengers to seven local sites


Why Do Some Neighborhoods Get Overrun With Chain Stores, While Others Don't?

Researchers are working on better understanding the interrelated shifts of retail, demographics, and hyperlocal economies

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A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

The Estate of David Klein

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world


Rent of the Day: $375

The yearly cost of living in a tent city in Port-au-Prince


Object of Desire: Hanging Bicycle Bookshelf

At last, an apartment-based bike storage concept that could work for almost everyone


No One Wants to Move to Vietnam’s New Cities

The five new cities outside of Hanoi are struggling to attract residents and businesses


A Wild New Concrete Skyscraper in Kuwait

At a quarter mile high, the Al Hamra Firdous Tower will be the tallest building in the country


Postcard From Flint

A church opens a tattoo parlor down the hall from the chapel and other news


Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most?

Manufacturing compensation is closely related to productivity, global economic competitiveness and overall human development


A Solution for California's Transportation Woes

A report suggests that high-speed rail would make the state healthier, greener and less congested


Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities


Doha’s Hotel Boom

Qatar is anticipating crowds for the 2022 World Cup but may be building too many accommodations


The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

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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


State of the Day: Wisconsin

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