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People ride the Metro subway system during the evening rush hour in Washington March 15, 2016.

Washington, DC, just dropped plans to provide separate trains for a white supremacist rally — here’s why many transit workers support the ...

Unionized transit workers argue that DC Metro should not give those attending the "Unite the Right" rally special treatment this weekend. The group, which was behind the Charlottesville rally last year, is associated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Newark, New Jersey is moving forward on its $1 billion bid for Amazon’s second headquarters — and it may reveal what the tech giant is loo...

The Newark bid for Amazon's second headquarters may reveal that civic projects — including a network for driverless cars and educational programs — as well as big economic incentives may be attractive to the tech company.
A rendering of the J.L. Hudson site redevelopment in Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit is building a $1 billion ‘city within a city’ on the site of a dead department store

On the site of a former department store, Detroit megadeveloper Bedrock plans to build an 800-foot-tall tower with 1 million square feet of retail, office, residential units, and public space. Its architects call the development a "city within a city."
An aerial view of Charlotte, North Carolina, a city that has seen recent economic growth.

These 3 American neighborhoods are emerging as economic powerhouses

There are many, unexpected places around the US that are rapidly emerging as new economic centers, according to a recent report from the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
An artistic rendering of a Dweller home.

A startup is building $125,000 backyard ‘granny flats’ that can be constructed in less than a month

A new Portland, Oregon-based startup, called Dweller, designs and builds affordable tiny homes that reside in backyards. The idea is that aging parents can have independence and the option to live near their adult children.
An aerial view of CU Park in Bangkok, Thailand.

Bangkok is sinking, so it built a park that holds a million gallons of rainwater to help prevent flooding

Bangkok is sinking at a rate of more than one centimeter a year and could be below sea level by 2030. To help prevent future flooding in the city, a local university built an 11-acre park that can hold up to a million gallons of rainwater.

Google’s parent company just reached an agreement with Toronto to plan a $50 million high-tech neighborhood

On Tuesday, Waterfront Toronto's board unanimously agreed to work with Sidewalk Labs to develop Quayside, a 12-acre, futuristic neighborhood in Toronto. Details about the plans have been scarce, but there's speculation that Quayside may include modular buildings and driverless cars.
A woman wades through a flooded train station in Uppsala, Sweden.

A Swedish city’s train station flooded, and some residents turned it into a swimming pool

Heavy downpour caused parts of central Uppsala, Sweden, to experience extreme flooding. But in a flooded train station, some residents seem to be doing just fine with inflatables.
A general view of the J. Edgar Hoover building, the FBI's Washington, DC, headquarters.

Trump is reportedly ‘obsessed’ with remodeling the FBI’s brutalist headquarters — here’s why the architectural style is ...

An anonymous source told Axios that Trump wants to remodel the FBI's headquarters with the level of detail he would use when he ran the Trump Organization. But there might be a good reason why the building is brutalist, one of the most contentious architectural styles in modern history.
NASA's illustration of a future space colony.

NASA once envisioned life after Earth in these fantastical floating cities

July 29, 2018, marks the 60th anniversary of NASA's establishment as a US government agency. In the 1970s, NASA physicists created illustrations of what our future space homes could look like after Earth.