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This incredible aerial photograph shows just how vast Tokyo really is, with 36 million people living in its 5,200 square miles, making it the most populated area in the world.

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More Stories for Thursday:

Metropolis presents the finalists in the second annual Workplace of the Future 2.0 competition, which aims to "outsmart the open office." [Metropolis]

Beverly Hills, Calif., blocked a proposal that would have weakened the ordinances protecting its historic buildings. [Los Angeles Times]

Critic John King lists Bay Area buildings by well-known designers that have flourished—and flopped. [San Francisco Chronicle]

This interactive map gives a county-level breakdown of how people get to and from work in the U.S. [Vox]

Urban planners are calling for "building cities like sponges," particularly cities prevalent to drought, such as Los Angeles. [NPR]

Pittsburgh's Point Park University announced plans to restore the Stock Exchange Building, a 1903 neoclassical structure designed by Charles M. Bartberger. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Awards: Enter Now!

The AIA's COTE Top Ten and Top Ten + Awards recognize innovative projects that incorporate sustainable design strategies, while educating the profession and the public about the increased value of buildings that protect the environment. Submissions are due Jan. 26.

The 2015 Washington Unbuilt Awards Program recognizes unbuilt theoretical and commissioned projects. The program is open to all registered architects, landscape architects, planners, interior designers, associate architects and students in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Winners of the Unbuilt Awards will be featured in an exhibition at the District Architecture Center in Washington, D.C. Submissions are due Feb. 23.

The Design Talks Institute recognizes alternative ideas for reframing how underutilized spaces can be used in urban environments in its Lost Spaces 2015 competition. Submissions are due March 30.

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