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August 14, 2013, 12pm PDT
The construction of Riyadh's Metro has ambitious goals to relieve gridlock and reduce obesity. Perhaps more importantly, it aims to grant women the freedom of mobility. “That's a lot to expect from a public transport system,” writes Susanne Koelbl.
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June 18, 2013, 12pm PDT
Architects Christoph Ingenhoven, Meinhard von Gerkan and Pierre de Meuron, designers of three of Germany's most disastrous developments speak about their troubled projects and the damage inflicted on the status of architecture in the country.
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March 15, 2013, 11am PDT
While experts opine on what the city of the future will look like, Santander "has surged to the forefront of those aspiring to be smart." With 10,000 sensors collecting data and a custom app serving residents, the city is showing how smart is done.
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January 3, 2013, 1pm PST
Counterfeiting is, of course, nothing new in China. From DVDs to Apple stores to an entire Austrian village, the country is rife with copycats. But a new project in Chongqing may take the cake, reports Kevin Holden Platt.
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February 18, 2012, 7am PST
Over the past two years, German funding and Israeli philanthropy led to the construction of solar installations for Palestinians living in "Area C" in the West Bank. Now Israel says the panels are illegal and wants them demolished.
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January 13, 2012, 7am PST
Spiegel Online has published rarely seen photos of Berlin just a few months after the end of World War Two, depicting the massive destruction of the city.
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January 10, 2012, 12pm PST
Known as 'The Shard', the new skyscraper being built in London will have 72 floors, and stand 1,017 feet. Both opponents and critics agree: The building will "change London -- for centuries."
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November 19, 2006, 9am PST
<p>Planners in Europe are experimenting with removing traffic signs to encourage human interaction between motorists and cyclists and pedestrians.</p>
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August 24, 2006, 10am PDT
Google Earth has "injected new life" into the geographic information systems industry.
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February 4, 2006, 5am PST
The son of Hitler's architect has been hired to design the 300,000-person 'Detroit of the East' in Changchun.
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September 2, 2005, 8am PDT
Former Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal criticizes Bush administration's environmental and emergency planning policies.
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