Design

Courtesy: Melissa Salvatore

In Chicago, A Store for Bike Snobs (and Coffee Lovers)

A new shop will sell hand-made, locally built bicycles to riders who want to stay a while

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Courtesy: Robert Hofer

A Swiss Village Becomes an Experiment in Modern Art

What happens when a town offers its public spaces to artists to do what they want

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The Where and Why of NBA Super Stars

For one thing, location matters

Universal

Demolition Looms for 'Blues Brothers' Mall

Scene of epic indoor car chase will be torn down after more than 30 years empty

City of Portland

Why Portland's Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Postcard From Tokyo

A nearly-naked man swims across the palace moat and other news

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How Can Cities Make Life Easier for the Elderly?

One city in South Carolina comes up with some innovative solutions

ikon.5

Portfolio of the Week: ikon.5

An emerging architecture firm that specializes in designing projects for higher education

Flickr/Aaron Fulkerson

California's Big Redevelopment Gamble

What will the state lose by getting rid of the agencies that govern development?

Postcard From Key West

The Miami to Keys "over the sea" railroad turns 100 and other news 

Documenting the New Generation of Health Problems Caused by Sprawl

In a new documentary, a trio of doctors examine why diseases like diabetes and obesity have sky-rocketed

Sarah Goodyear

How a Shy Artist Dealt With Having the High Line Right Outside Her Window

Hyemi Cho never expected to have throngs of tourists peering into her apartment, but she came up with a painterly solution

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Drink of the Day: Beer

Brazil's cities may be required to introduce beer back into soccer stadiums for the World Cup

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Despite Budget Crunch, the Great Film Production Incentives Race Continues

There have been more films shot in cities like Detroit and New Orleans in the last couple of years than ever before

Fargo Tourism Ad Deemed Too Sexy, Gets Yanked

Is this an innocent promotion for North Dakota tourism, or an enticement for a steamy interlude?

Skidmore Owings & Merrill

In China, a Steel Skyscraper That Breathes

The proposed high rise boasts a giant hollow shaft to ventilate the building

Postcard From Cedar Key

Meet Florida's water women

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After Decades of Neglect, Washington Finally Fixes Its Waterfront

A new plan will bring residents to the river's edge for shopping and hanging out

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The Geography of American Binge Drinking

States with more liberals, extraverts and college grads drink more