Krutika Pathi

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Can a Walled-Off Museum Actually Make Art More Accessible?

While the Philadelphia Museum of Art undergoes some serious construction, a design firm has come up with a beautifully clever solution to hide it: a 450-foot wall decorated with replicated works.

Paul Kingsbury/The Nature Conservancy

A Green Infrastructure Guidebook for City Planners

This new online resource showcases how communities across the country have successfully mitigated the effects of extreme weather by relying on green infrastructure.

Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Google Street View Is Helping Scientists Spot Methane Leaks

In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities.

Lynn Sladky/AP

This Map Shows When Female Workers in Each State Will Achieve Equal Pay

Women workers in some U.S. states might not achieve wage equality until the 22nd century, new research suggests.

Courtesy of Martin Roemers

Photographing the Souls of Megacities

This photographer embarked on a quest to commemorate the human sides of 22 bustling cities.

Reuters/Gary Hershom

What Can Our Bones Reveal About Urbanization?

The archeologist and author Brenna Hassett explains how cities shaped our skeletons.

Khristel Stecher (Courtesy of Winter Stations Design Competition)

The Ontario Shoreline, Remade for Winter

A Toronto design competition invites an unlikely urban activity—going to the beach during the chilly off-season.

Mike Blake/Reuters

Teen Hunger Is Still Overlooked

A new working paper examines how poor U.S. families make tough decisions about stretching limited food.

Nicola Urban, Tolmezzo, Italy

Tiny Libraries, Big Ideas

A design challenge asked architects, book enthusiasts, and doodlers to rethink the little free library.

© Norm Diamond

The Personal Lives of Forgotten Trinkets

A photographer explores the emotional connections of mementos that change hands at Dallas estate sales.

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The Food Bank of the Future Could Be in a Post Office

A new proposal hopes to repurpose USPS infrastructure to help fight food insecurity in L.A.

Reuters/Beck Diefenback

This Is What Happens When Silicon Valley Takes on the Burger

The vegan patty is now in restaurants in three U.S. cities, and it could be the next step in nudging die-hard meat fans toward more sustainable fare.

Jeanine Michna-Bales

Capturing the View Along the Underground Railroad

A new photography book visualizes what those 19th-century routes look like today.

Reuters/Jim Young

This Chicago Startup Is Easing the Headache of Applying for Food Stamps

In five minutes, mRelief helps users learn whether they qualify, and how to claim benefits.

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The Wearable Tech That Could Save Babies' Lives in India

A startup debuted a bracelet to protect newborns from hypothermia.