Design

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Wikimedia Commons

How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

Videos
Thinkmodo

How Marketers Pulled Off That Flying People Over New York City Stunt

The team behind the film Chronicle is behind the elaborate viral video.

Postcard From Washington, D.C.

Occupy protesters defy calls to leave and other news.

Photos

The World’s First Invisible Tower

A tower in Taiwan uses porous walls to allow views of the city to shine through.

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Studio L’Image

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Maps

Map of the Day: All the Single Ladies

The best neighborhoods for snagging a single man (or woman) in New York.

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA's Groovy Concept Art for the Orbiting Cities of the Future

Not content with putting a man on the moon in 1969, the aeronautics agency once aimed to create an entire space-based neighborhood.

An Artistic Comparison of Paris and New York

A side-by-side take of the cities' quirks.

Postcard From Assisi

A lesson in why we should all become coupon cutters, and other news.

Reuters

Garth Brooks vs. the Hospital

Locals in the country star's hometown are conflicted over a legal battle between their native son and a community amenity.

Portfolio of the Week: 5468796 Architecture

A Winnipeg-based firm on the city's budding architecture scene.

Photos

Paris Adorns an Iconic Building In Condoms

The Pompidou Centre tunnel-like staircase is decked out to raise awareness of AIDS.

Postcard From Hong Kong

Hospitals brace for a record number of babies in the Year of the Dragon and other news.

Bringing A Little Bit of New York to Ann Arbor

The city's best-known sandwich maker on his unlikely path from history major to deli owner.

Reuters

America's Most Literate Cities Not Necessarily the Wealthiest

Central Connecticut State University's annual study found no correlation between the wealth of a city and its literacy rate.

Postcard From Kuala Lumpur

Investigations into a group advocating subservience to husbands and other news.

Flickr/Tom Flemming

Can Ontario Really Deliver North America's Best Smart Growth Plan?

Places to Grow is certainly ambitious. Here's a look at the successes and challenges a couple years in.

Reuters

The Challenges of Burying the Dead in Urban Asia

Space restraints have led to new rituals in Far Eastern cities.

Carnegie Mellon

David Lewis, Urban Design Pioneer

The influential Carnegie Mellon professor turned 90 this week, garnering a terrific profile in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette