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In Copenhagen, a Rare Musical Treat for Subway Riders

An orchestral flash mob serenades commuters.

Loki Films

'Detropia' Offers a Bleak Vision of Detroit

The new documentary forces viewers to confront the city's rapid decline.

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Someone Built This House Upside Down

Austria's newest tourist trap.

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New York City Department of Records

History Lesson of the Day: The Many Hats of New York's Horses

Once upon a time, they held many different jobs.

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BIG architects

Coming Soon to Seoul, a Hashtag-Inspired Building

BIG's newest project condenses a neighborhood into a tic tac toe board.

Behind the Mask: @UrbanismAvenger Speaks!

The voice behind our favorite new Twitter feed won't reveal his or her true identity, but does offer casting notes for an all-urbanist superhero team.

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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

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Can Inactive Landfills Become Assets?

An ancient Roman landfill offers ideas about how our old dumps could be more useful than we realize.

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Deep Ocean Technology

Dubai Project of the Day: An Underwater Hotel

Is Dubai ready for wild real estate again? It seems like it.

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A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.

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Greening Traffic Lights By Turning Them Off

If sign-less intersections reduce collisions, they almost certainly also consume less energy.

Reuters

New Orleans' Bustling Monthlong Party

The city's spring festivals are booming.

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Charlotte's Evolution from Sprawling Metropolis to City of Sidewalks

How the city conquered its sprawl to create a bustling downtown.

The World's Eco-Friendliest Urinal Makes Yellow Green

It's a bathroom, a planter, and a fertilizer all rolled into one.

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Florian Rivière

A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

An artist transformed this revolving billboard in Berlin into something that's fun for kids.

Joe Freedman

Portland Product of the Day: An Artisan .GIF Maker

An artist wants to bring animated GIFs to life the old-fashioned way.

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What's Hiding Under Those Goofy Geometric Patterns?

The Dutch government's strange strategy for blurring out sensitive sites on Google maps.

Reuters

Ancient Weddings in an Ancient City

Dozens of couples partook in traditional Han wedding ceremonies.

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How Creativity Works in Cities

Author Jonah Lehrer talks with us about the nexus of creativity and cities.