Design

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Stephen Walter

The Invisible Underworld of London

Artist Stephen Walter maps the city below the surface.

Reuters

The (Flooded) City as Obstacle Course

Heavy rain has transformed even the most mundane urban tasks into a challenge.

Flickr/El Caganer

Why a Good Bar Is Essential to Sustainable Communities

A "third space" that encourages socialization, its easy access reduces emissions as well as drunk driving.

Videos
A Better Fort

Can a Rap Video Make Fort Wayne Cool?

Haunted by negative top ten lists, the Indiana city tries to convince kids it's a place worth making a life in.

Luke Jerram

A Public Sculpture That Moans and Howls in the Wind

Luke Jerram's wind-powered "Aeolus" looks like the result of smashing together a pipe organ and a porcupine.

Photos
Julie Roth

What's the Difference Between a Parking Lot and a Playground?

Not much, according to one urban hactivist, as long as you've got some white tape and shopping carts.

Reuters

A Citywide Party for the Queen's Jubilee

Londoners prepare for a weekend of festivities.

REUTERS

Why London Wants Asian Tourists at the Olympics

Could publicity around the Games lure luxury shoppers into Burberry and Jaguar? Yes, according to a new poll.

Courtesy: Poh Liang Hock

Apartment Addition of the Day: A Cantilever Chair

It slides onto the table so you can clean underneath.

Nate Berg

A Brownfield Beautification Campaign for Just $750

An art project turns Memphis blight into a monument to the city.

Photos
REUTERS

When a City Becomes a Race Track

Photos of the Monaco Grand Prix, a race that turned the city's streets into a driver's playground.

Photos
Prison Map

The Stunning Geography of Incarceration

America has more than 5,000 prisons. This is what they look like on our landscape.

Reuters

The Pseudo-Suburbanist's Dilemma

I grew up hating the suburbs, but now I fear I might be living in one. What does this say about me?

Videos

The Faces Behind Detroit's Rebirth

The third installment in a five-part series featuring Richard Florida leading a conversation on the future of the Motor City.

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Study of the Day: Peer Pressure Linked to Exercise in Kids

According to research in Pediatrics, active friends can make us more active.

Flickr

What Memorial Day Looks Like

Scenes from around America.

The Financial Case for Public Art

As two projects in Los Angeles show, public art has more than just aesthetic appeal - it can generate income for developers and local government.

Videos
MiWuLaTV/YouTube

Tiny World of the Day: Miniature, Hyperrealistic Airport

The model Knuffingen Airport in Hamburg, part of the world's largest railway model, has 40 different planes that take off and land hundreds of times daily.

Photos
Flick/Dave Hogg

The End of the Domed Stadium

Once seen as a civic gem, demand for a permanently enclosed stadium has dwindled.