Dutch

Finding Playful New Uses for Boring Street Infrastructure

Designer Thor ter Kulve transforms garbage cans into communal fire places, lampposts into swings, and more.

Jurgen Kuipers

Here's a Bicycle You Assemble From Big Sheets of Plywood

This award-winning Dutch bike snaps together like one of those plastic airplane models that kids make.

Reuters

Flooding in Jakarta: A City Swamped by Its Own Success

Clogged canals and aging infrastructure aren’t the only factors intensifying Jakarta’s perennial flood crises.

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Why Americans and Europeans Give Directions Differently

A new study finds big cross-cultural differences in spatial descriptions.

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Should We Pay People to Drive Off-Peak?

Rewarding commuters who switch travel modes or times may be more effective than charging those who drive at rush hour, a new study suggests.