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Think Globally, Drink Water Locally

L.A. and other desert cities exist by importing vast quantities of water, but Peter and Hadley Arnold of the Arid Lands Institute have a different idea.

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Madrid's Public Transit, Brought to You by Megacorporations

A new sponsorship deal with retail giant Carrefour is just the latest move in renting out the city's Metro brand—and public space.

Dan Glass

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites.

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The Rate of Pedestrians Injured by Bicyclists Is Going Down

After recent high-profile deaths in NYC, the good news is that such accidents are becoming rarer—at least in New York and California.

Alexander Balchin

A Movable Skyscraper to Filter China's Nasty Air

This futuristic tower aims to use solar power to eliminate air pollution.

John Metcalfe

The Bay Area Graffiti Paradise Built on an Island of Garbage

The Albany Bulb was allegedly colonized by homeless sailors who covered it with strange art.

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Karl Lagerfeld Takes the Fight for Feminism to Paris' Streets

Actually, the fashion designer used the cause to turn the Grand Palais yesterday into a "demonstration" for Paris Fashion Week.

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Building 'Imaginary Cities'

An upcoming book shows that the architecture of fantasy isn't so far from reality.

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The Highway Really Is Raising Your Blood Pressure

Is building housing developments near major roadways a bad public health practice?

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Why Mothers Have Occupied a London Public Housing Complex

Focus E15 Mothers is fighting displacement of the poor in East London.  

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Las Vegas' 'Evangelical Urbanist' Steps Down From Bleeding Downtown Project

Tony Hsieh's visionary plan for the city's off-strip core seems to be imploding, leaving followers disillusioned.

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This Terrifying Map Depicts Weather Horror in High-Resolution

Detailed map projections, updated quickly, keep the fear factor current.

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The Outrageous, Unjust Rule That Lets New York Drivers Who Hit Pedestrians Off the Hook

If the city is serious about street safety, it must replace a terrible old precedent with a strong new one.

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The Political Geography of Hong Kong's Protests

The territory's residents are demanding democracy in city intersections, not central squares.

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Warhol's Only Public Art Piece Is Recreated 50 Years Later

Half a century after Nelson Rockefeller ordered that it be painted over at the World's Fair, "13 Most Wanted Men" reappears in Pittsburgh.

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Hey, Streetcar Critics: Stop Making 'Perfect' the Enemy of 'Good'

Even when they're not ideal, streetcar projects can still benefit cities. Here are five ways how.

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In America's Poorest City, a Housing Breakthrough

Together, a design studio and community-development corporation are transforming housing in the Rio Grande Valley.

Climate Change Is Causing Dips in the Earth's Gravity

Satellites have picked up on vast gravitational shifts from melting Antarctic ice.

Melanie Leigh Wilbur

What Urban Manufacturing Can Learn From Domino's Pizza

The future of urban manufacturing lies less in localism than in making factories more personal.