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The Report

Investigations, accounts and observations from reporters around the world.

cities

Urban Prototyping and the dawn of DIY urbanism

Can the technologists, artists, or tinkerers who live next door change how your city works? The Urban Prototyping Festival offers a platform to find out.

cities

Design's next challenges: embracing the counter-intuitive, dealing with Big Data

At the annual conference of the Design Management Institute, speakers discussed the future of design in the era of both Big Data and big global economic challenges.

architecture

New alliance could make cable a catalyst for cleaner power

Dean Kamen is teaming up with telecom to work on commercializing an alternative-energy machine that can run on virtually any type of fuel - from hydrogen, to methane, to beer.