Design

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Postcard From Havana

The city gets gussied up for the Pope.

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Designing a City for the Deaf

A university in Washington, D.C., is developing a model for how urban spaces can better serve the deaf or hard of hearing.

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Why Energy Use Is Really Water Use

Pumping water from where it's abundant to where it's not takes a lot of energy.

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Chris Mottalini

Paul Rudolph and the Challenge of Preserving Modern Architecture

A photographer sets out to capture as many of the architect's remaining buildings as he can, before they're gone.

Everything You Want to Know About the Demolition of Orlando's Amway Arena

Fun facts from Sunday's massive implosion of the O-Rena, erstwhile home to the Magic.

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Postcard From Tunis

Clock-tower protests and more news.

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Invisible Urbanite

An artist camouflages himself to look just like what's around him.

Why Community-Based Planning Works Better Than Anything Else

A Boston neighborhood comes together to solve severe disinvestment, illegal dumping, and lot vacancies.

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The Science of Quieter Cities

Tired of listening to your neighbor's shoes, the garbage truck, and the sound of car traffic? What if you didn't have to?

Irene Posch

Fashion Accessory of the Day: Light-Up Bicycling Gloves

These LED-studded gloves not only look nifty, but could save lives, too.

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An Online Map You'll Actually Want to Look At

A cartography design studio creates unique map skins for a more aesthetically pleasing online experience. 

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Pim Top

The Ultra-Classy Street Furniture of Rotterdam

A Dutch artist created illegal but highly luxurious street signs, a leather-padded bench and a walnut garbage can.

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Skyscrapers of the Mad Men Era

Mysterious, simple, intimidating. These buildings define the 1960s just as much as a certain show.

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Postcard From Berlin

Nazi-stolen art is returned, and more news.

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Chicago’s Overshadowed Chef Gets His Moment

Paul Kahan finally gets the recognition he deserves.

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A Fantasy Transit Map for San Francisco

A chat with the cartographer who dreamed up this latest entry into the aspirational transit future genre.

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Recycling Victory of the Day: The Poo-Powered Tuk Tuk

A three-wheeled rickshaw powered by animal waste, courtesy of the Denver Zoo.

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The Glorious Return of the World's Smallest Street-Legal Car

How would you like to own a car so compact that you could pick it up and carry it into your apartment at night?

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Scenes From Above: A Former Steel Plant in Buffalo Goes Green

Decades since Bethlehem Steel shut down, the site sees small bits of new life.