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To Map Billions of Cicadas, It Takes Thousands of Citizen Scientists
Volunteer cicada trackers are preparing to become part of one of the oldest citizen science efforts in the U.S. as Brood X emerges across several states. 
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Can Incentives Sway the Vaccine-Hesitant?
Let’s Declare This the Summer of Play
How Fear of Disease Transformed Boston’s Swampy Back Bay
Inside Architecture's Wildest Conspiracy Theory
How City Life Transformed Ghana’s Compound Houses
Broken Ventilators Add Momentum to ‘Right to Repair’ Movement
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How to Track American Migration
We go behind the scenes of our most recent data project. 
What It Takes To Map Mars
Redlined, Now Flooding
How the U.S. Postal Service Forever Changed the West
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Inside Tokyo's Groundbreaking Danchi Housing Complexes
Japan's postwar danchi style of homes were a modern public housing experiment that defined the country's middle class. The promise of suburban comforts and privacy lured many salarymen and families out of Tokyo and other urban centers. Today, some of the complexes are being renovated and reimagined as homes for seniors and suburban communities. (Source: Bloomberg)
The Concept of a '15 Minute City'
America’s Homelessness Crisis and How to Fix It
How Japan Built Disaster-Proof Skyscrapers
How to Build a City Around Bikes, Fast
Perspective
Let’s Throw Away These Rules of the Road
Cities Need Housing. Parking Requirements Make it Harder.
The ‘15-Minute City’ Isn’t Made for Disabled Bodies
The Right Way to Rebuild Cities for Post-Pandemic Work
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New York Beach Town Faces Millions in Bills for Mismanaged Past
What Will the World of Work Look Like After Covid-19?
In Quebec, Child Care Is Infrastructure
It’s Time to Knock the Toilet Off Its Pedestal
How Tokyo’s Public Housing Defined Japan’s Middle Class
Covid Was Supposed to Cut Jail Time. Not for Those Awaiting Trial.
Can America’s Road Builders Break the Highway Habit?
Kim Stanley Robinson on Cities as a Climate Survival Mechanism
City Leaders May Be More Optimistic About Park Equity Than They Should Be
Whatever Climate Change Does to the World, Cities Will Be Hit Hardest
New York’s Arts Venues Chart Their Post-Pandemic Rebirth
Bay Area Girls Lead Campaign Against Sexual Harassment on Public Transit
America’s Obsession With Wipes Is Tearing Up Sewer Systems
Covid Ruined Our Hangout Spots. Here’s How They Come Back.
How a Plan to Save Buildings Fell Apart
The Resilience of Beirut’s Central Hall Homes
Confronting Architecture’s Complicity with Racism
What Happened to Pickup Trucks?
Justice
How to Protect the Asian-American Community
by Ariel Aberg-Riger, Linda Poon and Sarah Holder
Bloomberg Opinion
Conor Sen
How Atlanta Is Blazing the Trail of 15-Minute Cities
Covid-19 has spurred demand for nearby amenities to serve the rise in at-home suburban workers.
Andreas Kluth
The Personality Traits That Make Lockdown Coping Easier
Character plays a huge role in resilience. But not in the way many of us thought a year ago.
Mark Gongloff
Weird Times Produce a Weird Jobs Report
Another simple narrative is left in tatters.
Brooke Sutherland
A Trail of Post-Its Leads Back to the Office
An uptick in sales of 3M’s sticky notes and increased demand for Covid-proofing air suggest that the return-to-office push extends beyond Wall Street.
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Understanding Homelessness in America
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