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The Psychology of Ruin Porn

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

Website of the Day: Melbourne Metro

The sleek design and usability are a transit-lover's dream

Flickr/su_ra_ka

Postcard From Miami

Competing birthday cakes vie for Lebron James' affections and other news

Samuel Arbesman

Do Rankings Affect Our Opinions of Cities?

What we think about different places also depends on where we live

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The Urban Billboard as Art

Artists seek out more imaginative uses for traditional street advertisements

Reuters

The Struggle to Define L.A.'s Transitional Moment

What Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne learned after a full year of historical reading on the city

Portland, Ore., Then and Now (1890-2012)

It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison

Flickr/Keith Bacongco

Why Some Cities Are Healthier Than Others

Happiness, form of commute and money all play a role

Flickr/Indy Charlie

Postcard From Winnipeg

What to do when the weather gets balmy (by Winnipeg standards) and other news

Courtesy: BDS

For These Baltimore Students, It's D.I.Y. School Building

One crumbling structure becomes a lesson in urban design for students

Phil Campbell

Phil Campbells and the Recovery of Phil Campbell, Ala.

Would-be conventioneers continue to aid a tornado damaged town that shares their name

Flickr/Seattle Municipal Archives

America's Healthiest Metros

In the spirit of the New Year, a look at how U.S. cities stack up on measures like obesity and smoking

Pocket Neighborhoods/Karen DeLucas

'Pocket Neighborhoods' For Sustainable Suburbs

Architect Ross Chapin designs single-family units that are both energy-efficient and photogenic

Reuters

Postcard From Lahore

How the police mastered the art of recovering the kidnapped and more news

Flickr/Intangible Arts

How Good Is D.C. to Artists, Musicians, and Writers?

The city holds several advantages for creative types, despite its high cost of living

Flickr/imacnewyork

The Awkward Art of Neighborhood Naming

Feeling connected to a neighborhood is a good thing. But what if where you live doesn't have a real name?

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The Lost City of Cahokia

New evidence of a "sprawling metropolis" that existed in East St. Louis from 1000-1300 A.D.

Postcard From New Orleans

The murder rate jumped 14 percent and other news

Populous

What's a Hockey Game Worth?

Today's NHL Winter Classic has netted cities as much as $36 million in revenue and Philadelphia is hoping to exceed that record