Design

Explaining a City in 3 Exhibits

The Boston Society of Architects museum explains why the city is the way it is.

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Nishant Jethi

Using Kaleidoscopic Mirrors to Fight India's Littering Problem

The Cleanoscope, a public trashcan in Mumbai that looks like a kaleidoscope, is meant to make throwing away trash fun.

Postcard From Fraser Valley

The case of some missing auctioned goats.

Reuters

Excess of the Day: Hanoi's Gold Leaf Masks

A specialty salon offers an expensive therapy to whiten the skin.

OpenPlans

The Measure of a Beautiful Street

The OpenPlans.org team wants to see if it can quantify what makes one street nicer than another.

The World's Smallest Mobile Music Venue

A box with just enough space for one performer and one spectator.

Reuters

S.F. Mayor Wants Tony Bennett on Every Radio Station

San Francisco hopes to honor “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” on Valentine's Day.

Flickr/The Stakhanovite Twins

Valentine, Nebraska vs. Loveland, Colorado: Which One Is America's Ultimate Valentine's Day City?

Two U.S. towns lay claim to being the nation's best place to spend Valentine's. We'll be the judge of that.

Postcard From Portland, Oregon

A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.

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What Makes a Space Lovable?

Preserving our built environment is easier when we're attached to it.

Image courtesy of Tom Ryaboi

The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.

Reuters

What's Behind the Urban Chicken Backlash

Are chickens pets-with-benefits or neighborhood nuisances that turn backyards into D.I.Y. slaughterhouses?

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Tactical NIMBYism

A landowner hopes to prevent an English soccer team-led land seizure by dividing his property into one-square-meter plots.

Reuters

Mayor Chooses Supermodel French First Lady to Represent Working Class in Statue

A Paris suburb is planning to use Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's face in a statue honoring female immigrant workers.

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Waterproofing New York City

A bold new design retrofits Manhattan, protecting it from climate change's rising sea levels.

Postcard From Seattle

ABC News tracked down the couple that inspired the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and more news.

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Courtesy: Chuck Wolfe

Why So Many Romantic Comedies Are Set in Cities

Snapshots of cities most love-inducing qualities.

CityFixer
Goody Clancy

Should Building Taller Be Much, Much Easier?

Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.

Videos

Video of the Day: The Quintessential Burger Joint

The joy of eating at one of New York's classic neighborhood spots.