Design

It's Betting Season for America's Mayors

This football season, some go all in

Flickr/Benson Kua

Postcard From Toronto

It's diet time for the city's mayor and other news

Photos
Reuters

Dubai's Enormous Man-Made Archipelago 'City'

The first of 300 islands, designed for the uber-rich, is set to open

Courtesy: Studio Gang Architects

A Green Revolution in Chicago

The city has big plans for its lake front

Reuters

Postcard From Casablanca

The grand opening of Africa's biggest mall and other news

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Wikimedia Commons

The Case for Saving Ugly Buildings

Unattractive, Brutalist architecture should be preserved because it's unique, not because it's pretty

Courtesy: Stefano Boeri

A Bold Vision for an Urban Forest

A designer in Milan lays out six innovative ideas for a "bio-diverse metropolis"

The Estate of David Klein

How David Klein and TWA Branded America's Jet Age

1960s era posters illustrate cities around the world

BYografia

Object of Desire: Hanging Bicycle Bookshelf

At last, an apartment-based bike storage concept that could work for almost everyone

SOM

A Wild New Concrete Skyscraper in Kuwait

At a quarter mile high, the Al Hamra Firdous Tower will be the tallest building in the country

Flickr/Hugo90

Postcard From Flint

A church opens a tattoo parlor down the hall from the chapel and other news

Reuters

Frank Gehry on City Building

In this interview excerpt the famed architect touches on his field's role in making great cities

Reuters

State of the Day: Wisconsin

The state offers a lesson for how smaller cities and metros can still compete in the globalized marketplace

Julia Levitt

A Walk Through London’s Boxpark, the Temporary Mall That's Probably Coming Soon to a City Near You

Look for more pop-up malls across Europe, and eventually the U.S., in the coming years

Photos
Barbosa & Guimarães

9 Fantastic Office Buildings

Places that would make you love where you work

Reuters

Postcard From Tokyo

The $736,000 tuna auction and other news

Courtesy: Friends of Midcoast Maine

What Citizens Add to Planning

The people who live in a place often have fresh ideas about how to make it better

Courtesy of the Municipal Art Society of New York

Manhattan's Next Great Waterfront Park

The wheels are in motion for Waterside Pier along the East River

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Courtesy: Matthew Christopher

The Psychology of Ruin Porn

Why we can't take our eyes off images of old buildings and decrepit interiors