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On China’s central plains, an ‘aerotropolis’ grows near Zhengzhou

ZHENGZHOU, China — If you have an iPhone, there’s a good chance it came from an enormous factory near the …

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How street art is rejuvenating Indian cities and rebuilding lives

By Patralekha Chatterjee DELHI, India — The booming street art scene here is as much about the children and the …

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In Uganda’s small but fast-growing cities, one planner is not enough

By Amy Fallon JINJA, Uganda — Located on Lake Victoria at the source of the River Nile, Jinja is literally …

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Medellín’s ‘Metropolitan Greenbelt’ adds public space while healing old wounds

By Stephanie Bakker & Yvonne Brandwijk MEDELLIN, Colombia — The border was right here, says Juan Villamizar as he firmly …

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Inspired by New York’s High Line, if not always copying it

By Grace Chua New York City’s High Line, a park built atop an abandoned elevated rail line, was such a …

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What Mexico City learned by devoting an office to designing public spaces

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — Mexico’s sprawling capital city is so big that authorities aren’t even sure how many people live …

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How Amsterdam turned a polluted industrial site into its most interesting neighborhood

AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands — Just across the River IJ from central Amsterdam’s waterfront sits an old industrial area that once …

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Why Turin asks city workers for ideas to make government more efficient

Workers at Turin’s city hall drink 160,000 cups of coffee and tea each year from vending machines. Each drink comes …

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