Design

Reuters

How Can Cities Combat Their Feral Cat Populations?

The best responses to this week's The Big Fix.

You Are Where You Wear

The often subtle (and occasionally lucrative) art of expressing city pride, via t-shirt.

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The Official Guide to Tactical Urbanism

A new book offers case studies and tips on creating quick and effective urban interventions.

Postcard From Pripyat

Scenes from Chernobyl's ghost town.

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Scenes From a Lollipop House

A modest-sized home makes a bold statement in this South Korean neighborhood.

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Can a Highway Median Become an Alluring Public Space?

That's the question in Miami, where a design firm has created a temporary pop-up park, complete with sod and seating.

Postcard From Detroit

The abandoned book depository.

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What Would You Pay for a Hotel Room Covered in Graffiti?

Artists turn half a room into a wild wall of street art and leave the other half stark white; the results are incredible.  

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Awful Product Idea of the Day: Live Turtle Key Rings

Beijing's street vendors are offering goldfish and small turtles sealed inside plastic trinkets for your amusement.

Reuters

Strange Urban Animal Infestations, a History

Miami and house-eating snails, Seattle against a band of coyotes, and more stories of urban outbreaks.

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ThePotholeGardener

Watch What Happens When East London Potholes Become Mini-Gardens

An aesthetically pleasing if not quite street legal approach to fixing East London's potholes.

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Say Goodbye to One of the Most Popular Graffiti Spots Near Paris

One of France's most famous tagging destinations, an old warehouse in Pantin, is scheduled to become just another mixed-use development.

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What Cornell's Roosevelt Island Campus Might Look Like

Cornell has chosen six firms to submit designs for its new campus. Here's a look at university projects they've worked on in the past.

Postcard From Tashkent

Officials terrified residents of one neighborhood when they staged a mock terrorist attack, and other news.

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Elephants and Whales on the London Tube

Artists connect the dots to reveal animal shapes on the city's subway map.

Half Acre Beer Company

Chicago's Booming Beer Scene, Explained

The Windy City is setting itself up as America's next beer mecca. Here's how they did it.

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Gregory Halpern

Faces of the Rust Belt

Photographer Gregory Halpern captures scenes of despair and surprising strength in his new book, A.

Anglotopia

Number of the Day: 23,700

The estimated number of security personnel needed for the London Olympics.

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Michael Heindl

Europe's Most Irritating Public Artist

Many urban dwellers would no doubt like to give Austrian artist Michael Heindl a piece of their minds.