Design

Delfino Sisto Legnani/Italian Limes

When Borders Melt

An Italian project maps how climate change is now shifting the nation’s boundaries.

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Brentin Mock/CityLab

The Hidden Fences of August Wilson's Birthplace

The structures both define and devalue a fabled Pittsburgh neighborhood.

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Courtesy Andrea Aragón

The Guatemalan Towns Plastered With Icons of America

When workers emigrate to the U.S., the regions they leave behind often adopt identities that straddle borders.

Makers Society

On Trash Cans in Brazil, a Space for Food Donations

Anonymous makers hope people and restaurants will set aside unwanted meals for the needy, sparing them a dig through the garbage.

Fonds Zehrfuss. Académie d'architecture / Cité de l'architecture ...

Why Marcel Breuer Was 2016's Unlikeliest Starchitect

The author of a new book on the Brutalist architect explains why his buildings are both admired and imperiled today.

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Citi Bike's New Safety Feature: Bike-Shaped Laser Projections

Gleaming icons appear on the pavement well ahead of cyclists, giving them enhanced safety in blind spots.

Paso Del Norte Streetcar Preservation Society

The Legend of El Paso's Transnational Streetcar

From the mule-drawn trolley of the 19th century to the rails ripped out by Mexico in the 1970s, tales of the El Paso–Ciudad Juárez streetcar still echo today.

Jay Galvin/Flickr

Buffalo Becomes First City to Bid Minimum Parking Goodbye

The city is overhauling its archaic zoning regulations, but does the move help its citizens as much as it helps developers?

TheCoolQuest/flickr

The Complete Guide to 'Border Vacuums'

As Jane Jacobs preached, large-scale highways, parks, and big buildings can all divide communities, discouraging street life and sucking the life out of cities. Here’s how to spot (and fix) them.

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Oscar Boyson

A Globetrotting Filmmaker, Seeking Answers About Our Urban Future

Oscar Boyson’s documentary is a jet-setting look at problems and solutions in cities centers across the world.

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Istanbul Urban Database/MIT

The Evolution of Istanbul, In Maps

Explore the crucial milestones in the life of the now-troubled city on this interactive platform.

Daniel D'Oca

Drawing Lessons From a Segregated History

Harvard urban planning professor Daniel D’Oca took his design grad students to Ferguson to see the impacts of racial zoning ordinances. They came back with some novel solutions.

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Pao Link/Flickr

Madrid Will Ban Cars From Its Main Street

Gran Vía should be car-free within three years.

Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

This Month in Urbanism

A sampling of city-focused events around the world. This month: housing policy, innovations in design and technology, urban watersheds, and more.

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Sensible City Lab

Mapping the Urban Tree Canopy in Major Cities

MIT’s Treepedia reveals where the streets are greenest, and which ones could use more work.

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Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Don't Call it the Blacksonian: Lonnie Bunch on America's Best New Museum

The founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture talks about what comes next for a museum drawing historic crowds to Washington, D.C.

Carlos Osorio/AP

The Best Cityreads of 2016

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the past 365 days.

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City of Carmel

A Chat With the Mayor of Roundabout City, USA

Why is Carmel, Indiana, planning to build as many as 40 more roundabouts on top of its existing 102?

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TfL Youtube Channel

London Assures the World It's Open and Diverse

Since the Brexit vote, an ad campaign has been reaffirming the British capital’s character as a multi-ethnic hub.