Design

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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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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.

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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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A Strange Merry-Go-Round For Shopping Carts

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

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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.

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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.

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In Praise of Smelly Places

Your sense of smell is intimately connected to your experience of a place and your memory of it. So why don't cities take greater advantage of this?

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Knitting Chain-Link Fencing Into a Work of Art

A design team in Rotterdam has a creative solution to scenery-marring construction fences.

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Sick of City Noise? Just Duck Into This Street-Corner Confessional

Modeled after Catholic confessionals, this portable furniture allows people a private place to chat away from all the hubbub.

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A Visual Guide to the Potential of Urban Agriculture

An animation shows how a variety of urban spaces can become miniature farms.

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The Rise of the Temporary City

Pop-up spaces are having a permanent impact on the way we build.

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In Liverpool, a Leviathan Awakens from the Briny Deep

A 50-foot tall creature in a diving suit stalks the streets of England.

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Feat of the Day: One World Trade Center, New York's Tallest Building

The building height of One World Trade Center rose above 1,250 feet today, surpassing the Empire State Building.