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John Locke

How New York Pay Phones Became Guerrilla Libraries

Artist John Locke is converting obsolete Manhattan phone booths into mini libraries. Now if only people would stop stealing his entire book collection.

Hot or Not, the Philadelphia Edition

Which street scene is more beautiful? A website endeavors to answer that question.

Postcard From Patna

The city renovates its zoo, and other news.

Reuters

How Cities Can Build a Cultural Identity

What cities can learn from New Orleans' music scene.

Reuters

Would There Be 'Linsanity' if Jeremy Lin Played in Charlotte?

The size of a sports town does have its advantages to star players.

CityFixer
Brandon Reynolds

The Jazz District Authenticity Problem

Kansas City's place in American music history is inarguable. So why hasn't its jazz-based revitalization taken off?

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.

Postcard From Billings

Gas prices are up by 7 cents this week and other news.

Kasey Kilmes/nextSTL

Infographic of the Day: Growth in a Shrinking St. Louis

Decisive evidence that light rail makes neighborhoods more appealing, at least in St. Louis.

Nate Berg

Is the Most Absurd Community the One That Tries to Please Everyone?

A satirical new exhibit explores what might happen if we tried meet every single planning and design demand.

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Flickr/Gilgongo

The World's Coolest Manhole Cover Designs

Even the most mundane pieces of infrastructure don't have to be boring.

Postcard From Eugene

Here, citizens police themselves, at least as far as speeding is concerned.

Nate Berg

The Odd Existence of Point Roberts, Washington

Life in a piece of America tacked on the tip of Canada.

Street Art City of the Day: Buenos Aires

Photos of the city's lovely, wild graffiti scene.

A Book Shelf for Your Bike

A wooden storage solution for your bike.

Postcard From Vancouver

Looking for the most expensive office space in the world? Look no further than downtown Vancouver.

Daniel Toole

Why Alleys Deserve More Attention

On America's lackluster alleyways and what we can do about them: a conversation with Daniel Toole, author of Tight Urbanism.

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

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Nishant Jethi

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.