Design

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Valentine, Nebraska vs. Loveland, Colorado: Which One Is America's Ultimate Valentine's Day City?

Two U.S. towns lay claim to being the nation's best place to spend Valentine's. We'll be the judge of that.

Postcard From Portland, Oregon

A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.

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What Makes a Space Lovable?

Preserving our built environment is easier when we're attached to it.

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The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.

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What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

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Mayor Chooses Supermodel French First Lady to Represent Working Class in Statue

A Paris suburb is planning to use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's face in a statue honoring female immigrant workers.

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Waterproofing New York City

A bold new design retrofits Manhattan, protecting it from climate change's rising sea levels.

Postcard From Seattle

ABC News tracked down the couple that inspired the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and more news.

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Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

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Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

Videos

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.

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10 Super Strange Tourism Videos

From small towns in America to entire nations in Asia, tourism boards provide the Internet with video gems (whether they mean to or not).

Postcard From Cologne

Locks for love.

How To Make a Building Restoration Into a Hot Spot

A temporary facade at Rotterdam’s central administrative office includes a vertical garden, two basketball courts and street furniture.

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The Secret to a Successful Urban Stadium

The Super Bowl proved just how walkable Indianapolis' stadium scene is.

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Should Public Trees Bear Fruit?

San Francisco's "Guerilla Grafters" are transforming the city's trees into bootleg fruit producers, much to the chagrin of officials.

Azerbaijan's Plans for a One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper

The architectural centerpiece for a series of man-made islands would also become the world's tallest building.

Postcard From Venice

Frozen canals, a fake holy water racket, and more news from the "City of Water."