Design

Flickr/Interzone00

In France, a Model Sustainable Suburb

A livable, walkable suburb offers a lesson in green living.

Videos
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality

Take a Video Tour of Istanbul's Conceptual New Taksim Square

Zoom through underground roadways and over a reconstructed Ottoman barrack in this video of the yet-to-be-built Taksim Project, a major rejiggering of Istanbul's central park.

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The Paris-ification of Hanoi

The legacy of French imperialism can be seen in the Vietnamese city's vibrant street life.

Videos

Runaway Cow Wreaks Havoc on Downtown Traffic

Baku police officers grapple with an unlikely problem.

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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.