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Former Berlin Bar Now a Light and Bright Home (19 photos)

For 20 years, the Schluckspecht was a typical Berlin hangout, a quaint and casual neighborhood pub. When it suddenly went up for sale two years ago, architect Swen Burgheim saw a new future for the site. “I have a few…

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Three Steps to Making the New Urban Agenda Implementable

Pedestrians walk past a shopping mall in Beijing. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

In one of the most famous books on self-improvement, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey wrote, “Begin with the end in mind.” Sun Tzu,…

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Forgotten Cistern Under Houston Park Opens for Tours, and Soon for Art

Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern (Photo by Katya Horner)

“Hellooooooo cistern!” Anne Olson called into the darkness. For 17 full seconds, her voice echoed back, ricocheting off the 221 concrete columns that hold up the cavernous 87,500-square-foot hall, its…

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