Design

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Why I Love My City: Carrie Brownstein on Portland

Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special

Number of the Day: $2 Million

That's how much the United Nations will spend on a "zero emission school" in Gaza

Crazy Spanish Culture Center Closed After Just 9 Months

The popular Niemeyer Center was meant to revitalize a gritty industrial town. But the government deemed it too lavish to operate

Postcard From Tbilisi

A reality show starring the mayor, Ronald Reagan statue as political prop and a city budget with some major holes

The Lost Movie Houses of Southeast Asia

A photographer chronicles a dying art space

Courtesy: Kai Hagen

The Smart Growth Priority Advocates Are Forgetting

Land conservation should be central to sustainable communities

Mimi Kirk

Singapore Reinvests in its Famed Food Hawker Centers

It's been 26 years since the last hawker center was built, but the city-state still sees social value in their enterprise

Courtesy: Vulcan Real Estate

Telling Builders to Build Greener Without Saying How

Seattle tests a code that would allow architects to decide how to best reduce energy waste

Postcard From Milan

Fashion show fights and a new hotel by fashion designer Giorgio Armani

Why I Love My City: Sam Watts on Milwaukee

A business owner on his family's iconic 142-year-old downtown tea shop

Maps

Documenting the Japanese Earthquake With Maps

A new mash-up overlays stories, pictures and videos

Reuters

Stat of the Day: Art Basel by the Numbers

Attendance records and income reports from America's largest art show

Photos
Fentress Architects

9 Beautiful New Airport Terminals

If great design cured air travel woes, these airports would be set

Courtesy Ginger Group

Consultants Imagine an Eiffel Tower Covered in Trees

The group wants to install greenery weighing 400 tons, along with an irrigation system

Postcard From Chicago

Tow truckers stealing cars and a fight over the gay pride parade route

Snøhetta

A Bold Expansion for SFMOMA

Snøhetta's design will at last give San Francisco the museum it deserves

Videos
Courtesy Raad Studio

New York Officials Seek Investors for 'Low Line'

In a video, the MTA invites developers to build an underground park

Houston, Then and Now (1891 to 2011)

A cartographic look at Texas' largest city

University of Arkansas Libraries

The Washington That Never Was

A new exhibit explores the history of failed building proposals in the nation's capital