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Alberto Garcia

Can the City With the World's Worst Reputation Change People's Minds?

A group of photographers set out to reinvent the image of Ciudad Juarez.

Rob Terwilliger/Coney Detroit

How the Coney Dog Became Detroit's Signature Food

Served at weddings, parties, even funerals, the chili-doused bundle of goodness offers insight into Detroit's history.

L'Escaut Architectures

A Glow-in-the-Dark Skate Park for Nocturnal Thrashing

Now French skaters can Ollie North any time of the day, thanks to the equivalent of a million fireflies' cumulative photon storm.

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Prelinger Archives

London, 1918 Versus Today

Rare footage offers a glimpse of the city right after World War I. Compare those with sleek aerial footage from today.

Maps
Columbia Pictures

The Geography of James Bond

Who's been to more cities, you or 007?

A Wild 'Where's Waldo' Portrait of Tokyo

Find the Kabuki actors, sushi rolls, and emoticons hidden in this massive mural.

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Reuters

The Politics of Skateboarding

A new film explores the conflicted relationship between the skater and the city.

Reuters

The Emotional Impact of New Skyscrapers

When you love a city, every change in its skyline is a sign of how it has aged with you.

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Shutterstock

Survival Lessons From an Ancient Failed City

Suburbanization and poorly planned infrastructure led to Angkor Wat's metropolitan collapse. Its demise offers an important lesson for today’s cities.

United Nations

Confirmed Stereotype of the Day: Brazilians Love to Dance

The World Cities Culture Report came out today, and most of what you thought is true.

David Gray/Reuters

The High Cost of Beijing's Empty Bird's Nest

The celebrated venue costs $11 million a year to maintain.

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Dumbo Arts Center

Text Yourself Into This Public Art Show

A roving exhibit lets anyone write in.

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Shutterstock

The Geography of Bars and Restaurants

America's best cities for eating and drinking, according to Trulia.

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Irene Tong/Flickr

Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris

Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.

Curt Smith/Flickr

Death for the World's Largest Eco-Bathroom

All the bathroom news that's fit to print.

Dzmitry Samal

Introducing the Concrete Watch

Wear the sidewalk on your wrist.

Shutterstock

Unravel Your Home's History

10 tricks for figuring out your home's back story.

Courtesy: Mayday Mayday Mayday

Metrocards Could Be Pieces of a Gigantic Urban Puzzle

A Brooklyn design firm proposes a clever way to combine advertising and adventuring.

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Inscape Studio

Translating D.C.'s Architectural Future Into Mini Golf

A course in the National Building Museum echoes architects' visions for our nation's capital.