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March 18, 2009, 10am PDT
Taking a hint from heightened interest in Brazil's <em>favelas</em>, a German developer plans to build 10 villas in a Rio de Janeiro slum, which he'll market as the new tourist hotspot.
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March 10, 2009, 5am PDT
Half a year after the area erupted in violence, the South Ossetia region of Georgia is struggling to rebuild.
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February 11, 2009, 1pm PST
Buildings and homes built as a product of the Works Progress Administration of the 1930s are being torn down at a rate that some find unsettling.
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January 5, 2009, 6am PST
Plans to construct a replica of a German palace in Berlin are being met with confusion and derision. It's a project that many critics say has no point.
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December 1, 2008, 7am PST
A proposed New Orleans hospital will have to be built on top of an historic neighborhood that some residents feel that they have just regained. Those in favor of the project insist that the selection of that site was necessary.
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November 26, 2008, 11am PST
After noise complaints by residents nearby, any exercise that takes place on a grassy traffic median in Santa Monica that can qualify as "congregating" has been banned.
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November 11, 2008, 8am PST
A surge in streetcar system construction in the United States is benefitting a number of tram builders like Siemens of Germany and Skoda of the Czech Republic.
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November 3, 2008, 5am PST
Stimulus packages are nothing more than an "economic sugar rush", according to columnist David Brooks. He argues that the country needs to create a larger-scale transportation-based infrastructure project to really bail out the economy.
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August 14, 2008, 9am PDT
The American trend of "fractional ownership", a real estate concept in which a number of investors own fractions of vacation homes, has moved to Europe.
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June 12, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Urban farms in Cuba have proven successful at feeding the country and providing hundreds of thousands of jobs.</p>
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June 7, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>GPS from cellphones is enabling exciting research into human behavior, but European studies show that our behavior is rarely exciting.</p>
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May 30, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Household sewage is currently fueling cars in Sweden, and has for years. But Swedish industry has given up on the idea, investing in ethanol-based gasoline.</p>
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April 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>In Sao Paulo, Brazil, planners are challenged with untangling traffic jams that stretch for over 120 miles.</p>
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April 15, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Housing markets around the world are beginning to feel the effects of the American mortgage crisis.</p>
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January 29, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A look at a Shanghai museum focusing on urban planning.</p>
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January 25, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>An investor from Dubai is looking to replicate -- in close detail -- the French city of Lyon in the Arab Emirate.</p>
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January 22, 2008, 9am PST
<p>The City of Venice, Italy, has just opened a new waterbus for its canals that is reserved for use by local citizens only -- part of an effort to make the tourist-heavy city more friendly to its own people.</p>
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December 31, 2007, 2pm PST
<p>Beginning tomorrow, smoking will be banned in all public restaurants, bars and cafes in Paris, a city where smoking is as much a part of the culture as an addiction.</p>
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December 6, 2007, 1pm PST
<p>Smaller cities in rural areas of Japan are being gutted out, as big box centers continue to sprout up outside cities.</p>
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November 9, 2007, 11am PST
<p>Cars and scooters rules the roads -- and often the sidewalks -- in Greece, making things difficult for the country's pedestrians. A new activist movement is looking to bring illegal parking and pedestrian-right-of-way violations to light.</p>
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