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The floating park prototype in Rotterdam.

A new ‘floating park’ made out of recycled plastic waste has popped up in the Netherlands

In Rotterdam, a city on the Netherland's North Sea coast, there's a fascinating new public space made out of recycled materials for the residents to enjoy — and it's built over water.
A man in Dhaka, Bangladesh leaps between the crowded train cars.

New York’s commuter nightmare is bad, but the world’s most crowded cities are even worse

Overpopulation, housing scarcities, and poor infrastructure all combine to make the world's most crowded cities giant clusters of traffic and congestion.
Amazon's Hub machines are coming to more apartment buildings.

Amazon has a new solution for the most annoying thing about receiving online-shopping orders. Here’s how it works.

Amazon is expanding its Hub as an option for apartment dwellers who love online shopping. The Hub is intended to be a safe space for residents who don't have a doorman or package room to receive their deliveries.
Richard Suchanuk cuts grass in front of one of his rental properties in Marktown section — a former company town — of East Chicago, Indiana, April 16, 2013.

Facebook and Amazon are so big they’re creating their own company towns — here’s the 200-year evolution

In California, Facebook plans to build a modern company town, semi-public municipalities where a corporation builds most housing, schools, and markets.
Construction of Amazon's biospheres at its headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

Amazon could detonate a gentrification ‘prosperity bomb’ in the city it chooses for its second headquarters

Over 200 cities, states, and regions want Amazon's HQ2. Some residents worry they could see rising gentrification and traffic like Seattle.

Mesmerizing maps reveal which cities around the world are most likely to fall apart

Much of the world is making great leaps in technology, security, and public health. But a handful of cities are getting left behind.

An urban designer explains why self-driving cars will only make life worse

Urbanism expert Peter Calthorpe says he's "really frightened" that self-driving cars could isolate people at the price of convenience.

Here’s what life is like in the world’s most crowded cities

Overpopulation, housing scarcities, and poor infrastructure all combine to make the world's most crowded cities giant clusters of traffic and congestion.

12 major cities that are starting to go car-free

To mitigate climate change and make cities more pedestrian-friendly, more policy makers around the world are aiming to ban cars.

10 cities that are starting to go car-free

To mitigate climate change and make cities more pedestrian-friendly, more policy makers around the world are aiming to ban cars.