Design

Nate Berg

To Succeed, Cities Should Market Their Differences

Douglas Coupland calls on cities to take pride in their unique qualities.

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How Seville Sold Its Citizens on a Massive Galactic Public Sculpture

The formerly despised work is now a central part of the city's urban fabric.

Postcard From Baltimore

The victims of a mugging would like the media to stop talking about the mugging already and other news.

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Why the Places We Live Make Us Happy

The strange factors that impact whether we're content where we live.

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New York vs. Boston: Which Is the Better Sports Town?

A statistical examination of the long-term sports successes and failures of the cities in this year's Super Bowl.

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London to Rio: Keep Your Statue

Londoners object to Brazil’s idea to build a promotional replica Christ the Redeemer statue for the Olympics.

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Indy's Super Bowl Building Boom

Football's biggest event has done more to catalyze change in Indianapolis than it does in most cities.

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City of Philadelphia

Is Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program Worthy of Hate?

The murals can't be that ugly. Or can they?

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London's New Superpower Recycle Bins

They have LCD screens for news, wi-fi and can withstand major bomb blasts.

Postcard From San Francisco

Free street parking may be over and other news.

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Imagining a Super Bowl in London

Why the ultimate American event could go global as early as 2015.

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Would Casinos Hurt Miami's Art Scene?

Artists worry that a proposed mega casino might "suck the life" out of the city's neighborhoods.

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Wikimedia Commons

How Mussolini Influenced Qaddafi's Vision for Tripoli

In Libya's capital, one dictator's ideas followed the next.

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Thinkmodo

How Marketers Pulled Off That Flying People Over New York City Stunt

The team behind the film Chronicle is behind the elaborate viral video.

Postcard From Washington, D.C.

Occupy protesters defy calls to leave and other news.

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The World’s First Invisible Tower

A tower in Taiwan uses porous walls to allow views of the city to shine through.

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Studio L’Image

The Surprisingly Complex Art of Urban Wayfinding

Why some signs help you get where you're going while others get you lost.

Maps

Map of the Day: All the Single Ladies

The best neighborhoods for snagging a single man (or woman) in New York.

NASA Ames Research Center

NASA's Groovy Concept Art for the Orbiting Cities of the Future

Not content with putting a man on the moon in 1969, the aeronautics agency once aimed to create an entire space-based neighborhood.