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Nightlife in Accra, Ghana.

Africa is aiming to become a giant, interconnected trading region. It just might work.

All but one African nation has signed a continent-wide free trade agreement which economists are saying could open up the region.
Kiruna rests on sinking land.

A sinking Arctic town wants to move itself two miles east, and its $1 billion dollar plan is finally becoming a reality

Kiruna will construct around 3,000 new residences by 2040, beginning with a new town hall called "The Crystal."
An artist's impression of the Bestseller Tower in Brande, Denmark.

Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, which is set to be built in a tiny Danish town, has been likened to the ‘Eye of Sauron’

The Bestseller Tower will stretch 1,050 feet, which is almost as tall as the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco.
A ground view of Vessel, the site's prominent art installation

Hudson Yards is the most expensive real-estate development in US history. Here’s what it’s like inside the $25 billion neighborhood.

Hudson Yards is known for its public landmark, Vessel, but its buildings are masterful achievements in their own right.

Dramatic photos show how radically Dubai has changed in 50 years

In just over two decades, Dubai has transformed from a desert backwater port to a thriving metropolis with the third-most skyscrapers in the world.
A rendering of Quayside.

There’s a battle brewing over Google’s $1 billion high-tech neighborhood, and it could have major privacy implications for cities

After announcing its plan to collect data from citizens in public places, Sidewalk Labs has endured criticism from local residents and data experts.
Paul Romer won half of the $1 million 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday.

Economist Paul Romer just won the Nobel Prize in economics — and his ideas sound like the backbone of Bill Gates’ philanthropy playbook

Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in Economics on Monday for their work arguing long-term economic growth can go hand in hand with a healthier, happier planet, if it's done the right way. William Nordhaus put a price on pollution, while Paul Romer focused on how new ideas can spur economic gains.
The abandoned Vallco Mall.

A dead mall near Apple’s Silicon Valley headquarters is transforming into a $4 billion development

The project, located just blocks away from Apple Park, could set a precedent for future affordable housing proposals, including a $29 million initiative in San Francisco's Mission District.

A tug-of-war is ongoing over plans to build a new Southern California town on land that’s 8 times the size of San Francisco

Environmentalists and urbanists oppose the construction of the 12,000-acre Tejon Centennial, but developers argue it could be a solution to Los Angeles' affordable-housing crisis.