25 Sep 2015

Pope Francis’ Visit To America, In Pictures

During the pope’s first trip to the United States, Catholics and non-Catholics alike navigate crowds

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24 Sep 2015

10 Most Provocative Quotes From Pope Francis’ City Visits

In more than two years as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Francis has not

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24 Sep 2015

Welcome To The Mall of 2039 : It’s Nothing Like Today

Forget the fluorescent-lit indoor mall that’s been synonymous with shopping for years. The future of

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24 Sep 2015

How Climate-Smart Cities Could Save The World

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon

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23 Sep 2015

How Road Diet Works For Urban Mobility

Planner Jeff Speck leads a video tour of four different street redesigns. A road diet

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23 Sep 2015

Saving China’s Shopping Centres, One Smart Mall At A Time

In the past year, nearly half of the world’s new shopping malls were built in

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22 Sep 2015

The Hard Work Of Pope Francis’ Balancing Act

On his first visit to the United States, as well as addressing a joint session

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22 Sep 2015

America’s Top 10 National Parks With Most Scenic Spots

America’s National Park Service runs more than 405 sites, including national seashores, recreation areas, historical

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22 Sep 2015

The Sounds Of The City Reflects Its Culture And Integrity. What’s Yours?

Researchers at MIT are asking people to record the sounds of their streets, which can

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21 Sep 2015

25 THINGS YOU (PROBABLY) DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT THE HOBBIT

Another Hobbit anniversary today, another Middle-Earth inspired adventure awaits for those who will discover it. Perhaps, rediscovering brings a

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21 Sep 2015

The Future Of Transport At Frankfurt, Also The Future Of Cities

This year’s Frankfurt auto show is full of conceptual shocks and protoype surprises from the

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18 Sep 2015

How Countries All Over The World Are Making Polluters Pay

By next year, nearly half of global GDP will be covered by cap-and-trade programs. Solving

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17 Sep 2015

Celebrate Constitution Day With USC

Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the

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17 Sep 2015

How A City In Chile Recovered From Devastation

Five years on from the 2010 earthquake, Gideon Long revisits the city flattened by a

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17 Sep 2015

How Wyoming Enjoys Quality Local Produce With Vertical Farms

With harsh winters and a remote location, Jackson, Wyoming, has been unusually dependent on food

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16 Sep 2015

Is This The Final Chapter For London’s Independent Bookshops?

Driven from the city by rising rents and online competition, a little over 100 independent

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16 Sep 2015

Before-And-After Photo Of The World’s Best Street Designs

As a remarkable new photo archive of urban transformations shows, making city streets more user-friendly

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16 Sep 2015

Why Seattle Cleared Up Three Tent Cities For Homeless

In an effort to control a growing homeless population that has become increasingly disruptive for

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15 Sep 2015

The Top 10 Silver Screen Cities

Hollywood and Bollywood aren’t the only places where cinematic dreams are born. This list was

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15 Sep 2015

Think Cities Make You Smart? Think Again. If You Can.

Metropolitan cities continue to swell across the U.S. as millions flock to densely populated regions

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14 Sep 2015

Marvel At These 10 Cities With Open Air Stages

Listen, watch, and marvel at open-air stages as great as the performances on them. From

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14 Sep 2015

Who Will Suffer Most From Climate Change? (Hint: Not You)

A few years ago Melinda and I visited with a group of rice farmers in

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14 Sep 2015

How Spokane Started A “Smart Bus System”

The new tracking system will give riders a sense of security for where the bus

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14 Sep 2015

Why Traffic Will Cancel Christmas This Year

“If the mountain will not come to Mohamed, Mohamed must go to the mountain.” In

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11 Sep 2015

11 Must-See Memorials For 9-11 Before You Start Forgetting

Memorials remind us of two essential ideas: To commemorate historic and important moments, people, and

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11 Sep 2015

Government Websites Can Be Exciting. Here’s How.

Learn more about all Best of the Web winners and finalists in this map. State

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11 Sep 2015

The Museum That Majestically Sits Atop A Mountain

The recently inaugurated MMM Corones is a new museum about mountain culture that majestically sits

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10 Sep 2015

Hey Siri, How Will Apple’s Big Announcements Affect Government?

Read on to see what Apple Watch OS 2, Apple TV, the iPad Pro, the

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10 Sep 2015

How Should We Design Cities To Make The Most Of Urban Ecosystems?

Back in 1839, public health expert J F Murray published his article The Lungs of

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10 Sep 2015

11 Radical Muralists Transforming Cities Around The World

  1. Dissection of a Whale by Nychos (New York, New York) Born to a

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09 Sep 2015

Huge Ritual Monument Found Hidden Near Stonehenge

The super-henge of Durrington Walls has been hiding a secret for thousands of years: a

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09 Sep 2015

Before California’s Birthday, The Earth Shaped It First

With the discovery of gold in 1848, thousands of prospectors poured into California. When it

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09 Sep 2015

California State Synergy To Use Open Data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Efforts to bring open data into, well, the open have touched off

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09 Sep 2015

How China’s Cities Can Curb Car Congestion

A century of car-centric urban development has left our cities polluted, congested and searching for

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08 Sep 2015

The 5 Best States For Driving

Bankrate’s recently released “Best and Worst States for Drivers” rankings place Minnesota at number five

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08 Sep 2015

10 Most Beautiful Views In Ireland

With its windswept countryside and striking coastal cliffs, it’s no secret that the Emerald Isle

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08 Sep 2015

Is A High-Speed Rail System In The U.S. Just A Dream?

Virtually every wealthy nation in the world has invested in a high-speed-rail network — with

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07 Sep 2015

San Diego City Life In Pictures

  Trolley Along Harbor Drive The San Diego Trolley runs along Harbor Drive in the

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07 Sep 2015

How Earth Will Evolve 10,000 Years From Now

Climate change means the end of our world, but the beginning of another—one with a

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07 Sep 2015

The Strange And Beautiful World Of Soviet Bus Stops In Pictures

Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip … photographer

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04 Sep 2015

LA’s Best : Glaring Glitz To Gorgeous Glamour

Los Angeles is one of the world’s most dynamic cities. Even frequent visitors and longtime

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04 Sep 2015

Indulge With The World’s Best Chefs In Singapore

Singapore is a culinary destination, with its own talented cast of homegrown chefs. But it

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04 Sep 2015

Why Doesn’t New Orleans Look More Like Amsterdam?

Meet David Waggonner: the urban and environmental architect who wants New Orleans to come to

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04 Sep 2015

On The Edge Of Existence, The City Of Timbuktu

What is life like in Mali’s ‘city in the middle of nowhere’? Guardian photographer Sean

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03 Sep 2015

How Africa’s Libraries Can Be Its Launchpad To The World

South African librarians were shocked in 2013 when one of the top researchers at the

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03 Sep 2015

15 Unique Experiences Washington D.C. Offers

Everyone knows we have a magnificent display of cherry blossoms that lasts as long as

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03 Sep 2015

A Tale Of Four World Cities Compared

These four cities – home to a total of more than 80 million people –

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02 Sep 2015

Cities Everywhere Get New Google Logo

Google has changed a lot over the past 17 years—from the range of its products

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02 Sep 2015

How Transportation Nourishes And Shapes Urban Communities

It is estimated that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.

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02 Sep 2015

Cruelty Makes Cities Ugly

“Cruelty Makes Cities Uglier Than Problems They Try To Solve” The spikes installed outside Selfridges

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