Design

City of Oshamanbe

Maybe What Your City Needs Is a Ridiculous Fuzzy-Suited Mascot

In the municipal mascot department, it seems that North America can't compete with Asia.

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Wooster Collective

Probably Offensive Street Art of the Day: Fatties, Step to the Right

A direct, if rude, way to attack America's obesity epidemic.

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Reuters

Where the Heavy Metal Bands Are

Why do most heavy metal bands hail from Scandinavia and Northern Europe?

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C.E. Fudge

The U.K.'s Most Depressing Shopping Centers, When They Were New

An unpolished look back at post-war urban renewal in Great Britain.

Finally, a Nano Car That Can Withstand Bullets and Grenades

Tata Motors, the maker of the world's cheapest car, has unveiled an armored electric microcar that climbs stairs.

Reuters

Postcard From Belfast

Rebuilding one of the city's most famous sites.

Courtesy: Kaid Benfield

The Fight to Save Los Angeles's Little Tokyo

The struggle to preserve the neighborhood's unique character in the face of development.

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Washington, D.C.'s Tourist Trap

The District of Columbia attracts millions of visitors every year, but they don't often venture far beyond the National Mall.

Greg Knobloch/Andreas Tjeldflaat

Wild Design of the Day: A Skyscraper Prison to Rehabilitate Jersey City's Convicts

Two University of Pennsylvania students designed this futuristic, arching prison meant to reduce recidivism rates in New Jersey.

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Wikimedia Commons

Life In an Abandoned Packard Plant

Allan Hill has been caring for (and inhabiting) a rundown Detroit factory building.

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Flickr/rkirchne

Subway Platforms From Around the World

As iconic as anything above ground, these subway platforms leave riders with an added sense of the city they serve.

Reuters

Postcard From Kathmandu

Water to cure what ails you.

Sarah Goodyear

You Can Live the Tiny House Dream in a Brooklyn Backyard

An artist offers up a cabin experience in the city as an experiment in bartering for space.

Couresy: Rebuilding Exchange

Why This Chicago Non-Profit Wants Your Trash

They train the disadvantaged to transform garbage into beautiful furniture.

Reuters

Postcard From Brussels

Asylum-seekers sew their lips together as part of a hunger strike.

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The Kindness of Cities

Studies suggest city dwellers are meaner than their suburban counterparts. Here's what the researchers don't understand.

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An Ice Cream Truck for Architecture Dorks

The Coolhaus truck serves up scoops with a modernist twist.

Travertine Point

Can a Sustainable Town Be Built From Scratch in the Middle of Nowhere?

A controversial proposal seeks to help revive Southern California's troubled Salton Sea.

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Luz Interruptus

Fields of Glowing, Green Grass Grow in Madrid

Radioactive Man would be happy to mow this luminous turf, an artistic statement against light pollution.