Design

Azerbaijan's Plans for a One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper

The architectural centerpiece for a series of man-made islands would also become the world's tallest building.

Postcard From Venice

Frozen canals, a fake holy water racket, and more news from the "City of Water."

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Literacy and the Wealth of Cities

The list of America's Most Literate Cities suggests there's little relationship between literacy and economic development. Our analysis suggests otherwise.

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Inside Smellvertising, the Scented Advertising Tactic Coming Soon to a City Near You

U.K. bus stops will soon smell like delicious baked potatoes. And this is likely just the beginning.

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DVD Release of Director's Cut of Ben Affleck's 'The Town' Gets Its Own Boston Street for Some Reason

The 2010 bank-robbery flick finally gets the recognition it deserves with Boston's newest street corner, "The Town Take 2 Place."

Postcard From London

A free job to the person who can come up with the best tour of Great Britian, and more news.

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An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy

Decades after colonialism, Asmara has embraced the buildings Italy left behind.

Can One of Maine's Emptiest Counties Become an Urbanist Paradise?

One designer's vision to turn Maine's rural Piscataquis county into a 125-acre car-free village.

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Occupy L.A. Asks the City to Return Its Murals

The Los Angeles protesters are up in arms about the prospect of their artwork landing in a museum or art gallery.

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Should Cities of the Future Look More to the Past?

A conversation with philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus about the importance of traditional architecture.

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Solar-Powered Concept Car Fuses 'Batman' With 'Tron'

A London designer gives the staid solar car a badass, stealth-bomberlike makeover.

Postcard From Philadelphia

A Charles Dickens birthday party at a bootleg statue and other news.

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Why Planners Need to Take Agenda 21 Criticism More Seriously

Three ways to engage Tea Party critics of sustainable design.

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What the History of Diocletian's Palace Can Teach Us About Adaptive Reuse

The 2,000-year-old Croatian fort holds innumerable lessons for today's urbanists.

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Last Chance to Become a Literary Evangelist for World Book Night

You too can have a chance to spread free copies of your favorite books around American cities.

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Beijing's Historic Neighborhoods Are Under Attack

The demolition of buildings by famed 20th century architects portends a wider trend in Beijing's historic neighborhoods.

Postcard From Paris

The city's mayor launches Paris Tourist Day to convince residents to treat visitors a little more cordially, and other news.

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Ode of the Day: In Defense of L.A.

GOOD writer Cord Jefferson on falling in love with the West Coast.

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Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.