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The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.

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A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

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How the setting for “Slumdog Millionaire” became the location for a unique and vibrant pushcart museum

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Victor Gruen was an avant-garde European socialist who inadvertently designed that all-American creature, the mall. But, as Steven Johnson reveals, his master plan was way grander — and one we might want to build today

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Filmmakers Jenni Chang and Lisa Dozals offer photos of eight people they met when documenting the global diversity of LGBTQ experience.

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Cities are the the 21st century‚Äôs dominant form of civilization — and they’re where humanity’s struggle for survival will take place. Robert Muggah and Ben Barber spell out the possibilities.

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What happens when a city is managed almost completely by private corporations? Visit Gurgaon, India, a boomtown of millions without a citywide system for water, electricity or even public sewers.