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A rendering of New Clark, a planned city for the Philippines.

The Philippines is planning a $14 billion ‘pollution-free’ city that will be larger than Manhattan

The Philippines has unveiled designs for a futuristic city called New Clark. Plans for the $14 billion development — which will be larger than Manhattan — call for drones, driverless cars, a giant sports complex, and plenty of green space.

American highways are so expensive that cities are tearing them down — here’s what they’re turning into

An increasing number of cities around the US are choosing to tear down or transform parts of their dilapidated interstates, rather than repair them, and turning them into parks, boulevards, and housing.
A man wades into Ballona Lagoon, Los Angeles, California, circa 1902.

Incredible images of Los Angeles when it was covered in wetlands

Before LA was the home of the film industry, over 8,000 acres of the city were wetlands, ranging from freshwater ponds to tidal flats.
A rendering of the Schuylkill Yards mixed-use development in Philadelphia.

Amazon has announced the top contenders in its $5 billion bidding war for HQ2 — here are their craziest proposals

Cities are going to great lengths to convince Amazon that they should be the home of the company's second headquarters, called HQ2.
A rendering of Google's new London headquarters, dubbed a "landscraper."

Google’s new ‘landscraper’ will be as long as a super-tall skyscraper is high — and it could be the next big building trend

Amy Webb, a futurist, says that so-called landscrapers — buildings that are extremely long rather than tall — will become more mainstream in sprawling metros.

New York is spending $1 billion to tear down a one-mile highway with a controversial history

The Sheridan Expressway is a symbol of ruthless city planning in the mid-20th century.

A multi-billion-dollar futuristic city will host the 2017 World’s Expo — take a look inside

Kazakhstan has spent billions to transform Astana into an energy-efficient capital for the 2017 World's Expo. Here's what the capital will look like.

America’s oldest shopping mall has been turned into beautiful micro-apartments — take a look inside

Take a look inside the micro-apartments in a 188-year-old mall in Providence, Rhode Island, which start at $850 a month.