The Knowledge, enviable cycle routes and small town disintegration

Other cool stuff we found this week.

Today's London property bargains: actual bargain edition

High yield pod, anyone?

Sao Paulo combats crippling water shortage

But there's no end in sight.
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What makes a truly great high street?

CityMetric investigates.

Permeable paving: the solution to icy roads and flooding?

Drippy.

Manchester Metrolink: six lessons for other cities

A brief history of Britain’s biggest tram network.
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Testing begins for Japan's 500mph maglev train

Superfast.