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Public Art Project of the Day: Pools of Colored Light in Paris

A new take on the Grand Palais.

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London's Brand Olympics

The Games have provided an unprecedented opportunity, not always welcome, for companies to attach their names to parts of the city.

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A Robot Grows in Tokyo

The life-size sculpture is an advertisement for a new theme park.

Kaid Benfield

Do Cities Really Makes Us Happier?

We need places that foster positive human interaction, but they don't have to be urban.

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Public Trash Cans That Aren't Overflowing with Empty Coffee Cups

A designer in Copenhagen comes up with a solution to her city's trash problem.

Turn Your Pasta Into Architecture

A conceptual project turns a box of spaghetti into an ode to a New York skyscraper.

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In Copenhagen, a Rare Musical Treat for Subway Riders

An orchestral flash mob serenades commuters.

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'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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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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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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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.