Design

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A Rat and Pigeon Perform the Olympic Torch Relay

London's most athletic vermin run the torch in this charming animation.

Urban Farming on the Streets of Paris

Designs for greenhouses that would fit between buildings and grow, among other things, bananas.

For Montreal, Memories of the Olympics Boondoggle Remain

The 1976 games were largely considered a financial disaster. Can their legacy finally right itself?

Can Sculptures Fix Buffalo's Urban Farming Program?

Contaminated soil has made growing difficult for many farmers. But Artfarms thinks they can change that.

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Old Stadiums Make Great Parkour Courses

Ben Jenkin jumps, tumbles and climbs his way through Miami Marine Stadium.

Despite Glitches, Olympics Excitement Finally Arrives in London

The city's new cable car crossing the Thames suffered a malfunction this morning, but Opening Ceremonies hype is building.

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The Volcano as Museum

An architect designs a modern art museum that's a giant mass of granite lit from within by the orange glow of primordial fire.

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8 Truly Embarrassing City Souvenirs

From a Lady Liberty comb to 'I Heart London' nail clippers.

Jewelry Inspired By the Looming Oil Crisis

When oil becomes as valuable as gold, will we wear it like gold?

In Paris, Graffiti Gets a Welcome Sign

One of the city's districts has made street art a central part of its identity.

For 'Fast Sausage and Mash,' a Cockney ATM

One company will offer Olympics visitors ATMs equipped with the East London dialect.

A Man Builds, and Rebuilds, an Ideal City in LEGO

Scott Crawford created a model of his ideal Jackson, Mississippi - a pedestrian-friendly spot with lots of bike lanes and solar panels.

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A Restaurant With Diners On Display

Designers create a "place to be seen" in Toronto.

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This English Town Could Cut Your Carbon Emissions By Half

Smart design will reduce heat energy use, electricity use and water consumption.

New Research Finds Urban Form Plays Little Role in Sustainability

The compactness of cities may not be a determining factor when it comes to energy use.

Study of the Day: Online Ordering Is Making You Fat

Poor, too.

The Grossest Hotel in New Orleans Meets an Explosive End

The Grand Palace Hotel on Canal Street will no longer house rats, bedbugs and "black goo."

Flying Above New York City

These riders swing through the air with the greatest of ease.

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A Group Desk That's Part Coat Hanger, Part Skateboard

A new design aims to facilitate flexible interaction in tight spaces.