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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic, But Had a Notable Lack of Dwayne Johnsons

We’re still waiting on our flying cars. But back in 1923, the magazine Science and Invention assured readers they were just around the corner. And to top it off, the buildings of tomorrow would be built to “solve” the traffic problem. Read More >>

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Paris is Giving Half of its Legendary Roundabouts Back to People

When you think of Paris, you probably think of narrow, tree-lined streets. But consider some of its most famous monuments: they’re ringed by several lanes of busy vehicular traffic. Now the city is promising at least half of that space will go to pedestrians instead of cars. Read More >>

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How We Could Build a City on Mars

If we want to someday live on Mars, spaceships won’t be enough. We would need a Martian city — and this is how we might build one. Read More >>

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This Crumbling, Abandoned Overpass is Becoming a Sky Garden

If you live in a post-industrial city, odds are good that it’s got its share of abandoned, blighted transport infrastructure. Some cities demolish it, some cities let it fester, and other cities repurpose it. In Seoul, South Korea, they’re choosing the latter. Read More >>

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Should Cities Have Zoning for Drones?

The FAA's rules about commercial drones in the USA have so far been ham-fisted: ban, except in special cases. But what would a world where we live, play, and work next to drones look like? What would city zoning for drones look like? Read More >>

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Denmark Built a Complete Copy of Itself in Minecraft

Denmark is a beautiful country. You really should check it out. And now, thanks to the Danish government, you can just that without leaving the comfort of you own home. Just open up Minecraft, and exploring. It's all there. Read More >>

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Glasgow Will Demolish its Tallest Buildings Live on International TV

When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats should really be turned into a celebration. Read More >>

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You Can Sit in This Pond Without Getting Wet

This picture was taken in a park in Vöcklabruck, Austria that you might want to go to right now. You can actually sit in the middle of the pond, thanks to a sunken spot where you can hang out without getting soaked. Read More >>