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12 Feb 2015

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12 Feb 2015

The Hidden Ways Urban Design Segregates The Poor

There’s a name for uncomfortable benches, hard-to-reach parks, and ubiquitous surveillance: disciplinary architecture. When news

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12 Feb 2015

Make Your Cities Flood-Resilient With These Ideas

A new exhibition argues that a ‘landscape first’ approach to urban development, via innovative water

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12 Feb 2015

Day-Night Cityscapes In Pictures

US photographer Stephen Wilkes spends 15 hours perched on a rooftop or crane photographing each

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12 Feb 2015

London, Shanghai, And Cities, Wayback Then.

From London to Shanghai, clips of cities from the early days of film can be

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12 Feb 2015

Kent Larson: Brilliant Designs To Fit More People In Every City

How can we fit more people into cities without overcrowding? Kent Larson shows off folding

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11 Feb 2015

The Global Cities That Power the World Economy Now

The latest numbers from the Brookings Institution are a reminder that inequality has a geographic

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11 Feb 2015

Why Can’t Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can’t be

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11 Feb 2015

6 Major Design Trends Shaping City Life In 2015

Cities are the future. By one oft-cited statistic, 70% of the world’s population will live

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11 Feb 2015

The Connection Between Successful Cities And Inequality

New research shows that the largest U.S. cities would do well to focus on workers

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11 Feb 2015

How The Ancient Underground City Of Cappadocia Became A Fruit Warehouse

For centuries, people have lived in caves and tunnels under this region of Turkey. Now

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10 Feb 2015

Maps That You Can Hear And Touch

Scientists and architects are pioneering a new cartography for blind users. Sighted people read maps

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10 Feb 2015

World’s Strangest Underground Cities

From bunkers below Berlin to malls under Montreal, here are the strangest and most eye-opening

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10 Feb 2015

Better Design For Saving Pedestrians

New York city police are stepping up efforts to rein in jaywalkers after cars struck

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10 Feb 2015

Amanda Burden: How Public Spaces Make Cities Work

More than 8 million people are crowded together to live in New York City. What

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10 Feb 2015

Graffiti For Cities?

Late last year, 5Pointz a graffiti hotspot in Queens, New York, was whitewashed, erasing years

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09 Feb 2015

See The World Cities Explode In Size

The new Atlas of Urban Expansion maps out the past so cities can prepare for

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09 Feb 2015

How Brooklyn Is Like Buenos Aires: Toward A Science Of Cities

Marc Barthelemy and Rémi Louf, researchers at L’Institut de Physique Théorique outside of Paris, are seeking quantitative

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09 Feb 2015

The Sidewalk Of The Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but

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09 Feb 2015

These Images Of World Cities From “Space” Are Not What They Seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts

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09 Feb 2015

Quality Of Life Improves In Compact Cities

That urban design improves the quality of people’s lives is an old idea. A new

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07 Feb 2015

What The Collapse Of Ancient Capitals Can Teach Us About The Cities Of Today

Warnings from history: Angkor was a thriving metropolis of 750,000 before a series of mega-monsoons

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